No more climate change scaremongering
Sir, – I find myself incredulous that so many otherwise intelligent people can fall for the claim that human beings can change the climate of the world.
It seems that every day another expert is sounding another warning of approaching catastrophe unless we change our ways.
Interestingly, a search of archive material on this subject reveals that 10 years is usually the time limit given, beyond which life on earth will be intolerable.
As a child in the 1970s, I remember television warnings of a coming ice-age; then the world’s forests were going to be destroyed by acid rain.
That was closely followed by alarming reports of a hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic which would lead to us all being zapped by the sun’s radiation.
When none of these apocalyptic prophecies came to pass, the bogie man became global warming.
The only problem was that the globe did not dutifully warm as the fear-mongers predicted.
So they subtly switched to the term, “climate change”, perhaps hoping that nobody would point out the obvious fact that climate does indeed change and it has done so since the dawn of time.
I wholeheartedly believe that we should be good stewards of creation and I have been an enthusiastic recycler for years.
I accept that, at a local level, pollution can adversely affect air quality. However, trees and plants need carbon dioxide to live and produce oxygen.
So even warnings about the need for “carbon capture” are scare-mongering.
By all means, we should care for the natural world but to suggest that human behaviour can affect the way the global climate changes is simply ridiculous.
Angela Rennie. 88 Muirfield Crescent, Dundee.