Fence sitting must hurt

Having someone point out that science is losing out to superstition never happens as often as it should.

To the Editor,

Re: Science loses ground to superstition, BC Views,

I, like Jim Knock of Esquimalt, was pleased to read Tom Fletcher’s Oct. 3 column. Having someone point out that science is losing out to superstition never happens as often as it should.

I was at least disappointed though, when Mr. Fletcher parked himself firmly on the fence rather than picking the side of science, despite providing some evidence of the ongoing climate scare scam.

It seems he’s not really concerned with the price, in both dollars from our wallets and curtailed economic activity, the BC Liberal’s carbon tax policy has on this province.

I have no idea if ‘Crunchy Christie’ suffers from the same brain disorder her predecessor ‘Green Gordo’ did, or if she is more political opportunist­—possibly she’s some of both. Honesty being the most scarce attribute coming out of that unused stone building in Victoria, we’re hardly likely to ever find out.

And that is where I’m almost angry with Mr. Fletcher. I’ll quote one paragraph from James Delingpole in the Oct. 15 UK, The Telegraph:

“Let me just say as I argued here the other week, there is more than enough solid evidence now to demonstrate to any neutral party prepared to cast half an eye over it that the doomsday prognostications the warmist establishment has been trying to frighten us with these last two decades are a nonsense. The man-made global warming scare story has not a shred of scientific credibility.

“It’s over. And while I don’t expect the alarmists to admit this any time soon, I do think the rest of us should stop indulging them in their poisonous fantasy.”

BC could sure use a columnist with some back-bone.

As to Mr. Knock’s zombie E&N rant, great stuff.

Gary Seinen,

Port Alberni

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