No denying heated debate

The debate about heated oil can't be debated, one reader says.

To the Editor,

Re: Preparing for the after-oil era, Letters, Feb. 28.

I am responding to a letter by Pamela Walden-Landry of Feb. 28. “We must wean ourselves off our carbon-based economy” is a mantra we should put on the back burner for a while. Like, about 100 years. At that time we might be a bit closer to depleting known resources and maybe have learned how to substitute oil.

If carbon consumption is responsible for global warming, according to the fearmongers, the planet will be two degrees warmer by the time our known resources would be depleted at no additional cost to anybody.

Scientists have known for some time that temperatures always increased during previous warm periods before amounts of CO2 became more abundant in the upper atmosphere. In other words: it is not CO2 which issues marching orders to our climate.

Lord Christopher Monckton has a standing invitation to debate this with any scientist of your choice on the Roy Green Show. The last person to be sure to find such a person and silence Monckton forever was Elizabeth May, the leader of Canada’s Green Party. That was about a year ago.

The most typical response from those serving at the altar of ‘global warming’, is: “but Monckton is a ‘denier’, not a climate scientist!…”

But, Ben West of the Canadian Wilderness Committee is? Elizabeth May is? David Suzuki is? Al Gore is?

Ottawa Prof. Ian Clark is a climate scientist. He and others have studied the drill cores of Greenland and Antarctica ice which clearly show that, for whatever reason, warming happens, then the amount of CO2 increases in the atmosphere.

Knowing this, should we still be as keen on making sure Alberta oil does not reach the coast?

That we deny our grandchildren an unprecedented opportunity to participate in an economic boom?

Now: sign me up to ensure all reasonable safety standards are applied. Even a “global warming denier” does not like to see an oil spill.

Ziggy Eckardt,

Burnaby

Just Posted

Port Alberni RCMP hold second bike registration event

Project 529 will be at Canadian Tire on Saturday, Nov. 17

Husky Gas Station robbed on Third Avenue

Port Alberni RCMP still searching for suspect

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Port Alberni care homes benefit from funding to purchase new safety equipment

Echo Village and Fir Park Village will be receiving $32,500 each

Uchucklesaht Tribe purchases former Redford School

Property will be a “multi-use building” similar to The Thunderbird

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Most Read