I find it troubling to see climate hysteria and related political correctness working its way into the pages of Salt Water Sportsman.
Many remember when global cooling and a return of the Ice Age was the rage of the 1970s. Consensusdriven scientific models demonstrated that glaciers would be working their destructive path as far south as Norfolk, Virginia.
When the global cooling myth could no longer be sustained, another form of climate hysteria arose. This time it was called global warming with all kinds of threats attached to it. Surely, we were living on the edge of destruction caused by human activity and greenhouse gases. Time was short and immediate action was required in the form of more government regulation and a larger payroll of bureaucrats.
Now a growing number of independent scientists are acknowledging that any warming is insignificant, if it even exists. Earlier doomsday scientific warming models have been discredited over time, and present-day, threatening future projections are becoming less credible. So, another cause is born and “climate change” is the new takeover term going forward.
Surely, as sportsmen we must always be vigilant and protective of our environment. However, the real problem isn’t global warming or climate change. It’s too many people, scientists and others too dependent on perpetuating a climate hysteria narrative.
William E. Sutter Langhorne, Pennsylvania