Cli­mate bo­gey­man

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - ALAN L. STE­WART St. Catharines, On­tario

The Wash­ing­ton Times and many me­dia out­lets have printed sto­ries about Swedish teen cli­mate ac­tivist Greta Thun­berg and other chil­dren fright­ened of cli­mate change (“Prophet or pup­pet? Teen cli­mate ac­tivist Greta Thun­berg’s ar­rival ig­nites ex­ploita­tion de­bate,” Web, Aug. 29). I’ve spent thou­sands of hours study­ing the is­sue and have come up with ques­tions for Greta et al. I can’t an­swer these ques­tions and nei­ther, it seems, can Greta and her friends.

Pre­cisely what is cli­mate change? When are the sup­pos­edly deadly events the left con­stanty blath­ers about go­ing to take place? A bo­gey­man is de­fined as an imag­i­nary evil spirit or be­ing used to frighten chil­dren. Well, we are see­ing a cli­mate bo­gey­man in the form of Greta, the adults en­abling her, and their ilk.

I was born in 1947 in Ni­a­gara Falls, Canada. Un­til the great Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan quashed the U.S.S.R., I lived with a real ex­is­ten­tial threat; the power plants at Ni­a­gara were tar­gets for at least two nu­clear Rus­sian mis­siles. Af­ter the tens of thou­sands of “Ban the Bomb” sup­pli­ca­tions, ap­prox­i­mately 14,000 nu­clear mis­siles still ex­ist.

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