In response to the letters ‘Critical thinking’ by Bruce Bell, and ‘Just a day off’ by Alan Jones, March 12, both deniers to the anthropogenic cause to climate change. It would be nice if they could provide evidence in support of an alternative explanation that could be substantiated. That would make it a test for a real scientific debate.
However, it is becoming somewhat of an annoyance to a point of absurdity to see a repeat of these letters that lack evidence, and thus can be considered baseless.
Contrary to running the children down for their march for a good cause to draw attention to the seriousness of the issue, they should be applauded. They realise that it is their future at stake and it will be they who will be having to live in a world with increasingly dire consequences. Apart from raising public awareness, it is also aimed at world leaders and politicians for their slow and lack of action.
Already the children have a good grasp of the science through open learning, not being influenced by political bias, the intransigence of industry — particularly those that are dependent on fossil fuel —- and certain religious dogma who reject any science that does not agree with their teachings.
Bruce Bell has a strange view in his critical thinking, while not providing any answers for the alternative case, and with his rejection of the science can only lead to a dearth of knowledge.
Ross Forbes has written many excellent and informative letters in regard to climate change to The Northland Age with the expectation that readers get a better understanding of the looming crisis, and if we do nothing it is only going to become worse.