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Climate change needs action not denial

Sounds like Dick Leppky (letter, Shuswap Market News, Feb 3) thinks he also has a preferable source of information regarding climate change. Perhaps he could share, by way of insight, what is to be gained by special interest groups “spinning” this issue at all. What is the point? Does Mr. Leppky not realize that he is very much a part of the special interest group that denies climate change, or at least the role of human civilization in it. It is clear to all what the point of taking that position is– money!

According to the world’s experts, there is no longer any argument. Does this make the UN, or the International Panel on CC special interest groups because they are trying to avert a catastrophe of global proportion? Does Mr. Leppky consider the leaders of the Salmon Arm faith community, who on Jan. 25 wrote an open letter to federal Environment Minister Peter Kent expressing their deep concern for the Kyoto withdrawal, a special interest group? Foreign funded no doubt!

Is anyone who doesn’t deny that climate change, this time around, is the result of human activities, part of a special interest group? What special interest would that be?

I would strongly suggest that a position which results from a genuine concern for the future of life on this planet, our only and limited home, ought to be considered a special interest , for sure. At least we know that money isn’t the motive.

 

Bill Lytle-McGhee

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