Shame on the Alberni News

Climate change is the greatest issue of our day regardless of what Keith Sketchley says.

To the Editor,

Shame on the AV News for reaching all the way to Saanich and setting aside their 250 word policy in order to print a 274 word letter by Keith Sketchley which is nothing but a regurgitation of the meaningless flak spewed out by the multi-billion dollar, climate-change-denial industry.

They need only spread false confusion, and we may all take that as permission to not have to think about the unthinkable. The greenhouse effect is not a theory any more than gravity is a theory, it is a law of nature.

If we jump out of a third story window, we will accelerate towards the ground, whether we believe in gravity or not.

What to do about the devastation of climate-change is the great issue of our day. Whether it is happening and whether it is human-caused is a non-issue and going out of your way to publicize that propaganda, as the AV News has done, shows an eagerness to avoid the real issue: what can we do to make any kind of life possible for our children?

As Churchill warned people of Hitler’s rapid military build-up, most thought him a crank. Much easier to talk about “peace in our time.”

The millions of lives lost, needlessly, by that cowardly thinking, will be far overshadowed by the billions who have already, and will yet die, needlessly, due to the success of the denial industry in preventing any real action after 40 years of scientific certainty.

Shame on the AV News.

Stephen Fisher-Bradley,

Port Alberni

Just Posted

Port Alberni millwright brings Beatles’ iconic yellow submarine to life for ice show

Beatlemania is set to take the ice on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Battle of the Bands winner set to perform at Char’s Landing

Sean Lyons is a singer-songwriter originally from Port Alberni

Port Alberni sends large contingent of athletes to Special Olympics Winter Games

Veteran curler Simone Myers dreams of gold in her seventh provincials

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Unplowed Roads parody song destined to be a classic

Move over Weird Al, Island elementary students on the same level

Do you live with your partner? More and more Canadians don’t

Statistics Canada shows fewer couples live together than did a decade ago

B.C. child killer denied mandatory outings from psychiatric hospital

The B.C. Review Board decision kept things status quo for Allan Schoenborn

Searchers return to avalanche-prone peak in Vancouver to look for snowshoer

North Shore Rescue, Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog teams and personnel will be on Mt. Seymour

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada’s big banks

Central bank interest hikes have padded the banks’ net interest margins

Hearings into SNC-Lavalin affair start today, but not with Wilson-Raybould

She has repeatedly cited solicitor-client privilege to refuse all comment

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

B.C. pot giant Tilray to acquire hemp food company Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million

Tilray will pay $150 million in cash and $127.5 million in stock.

Most Read