To the editor:
According to a Catholic Courier article in September, the diocesan Public Policy Committee’s advocacy committee will address environmental concerns related to global climate change, particularly that which is caused by mankind.
Global climate change was an educational issue last year and will be an action item this year.
Are there no scientists in the diocese? No one with training in logic and the scientific method?
The Diocese has made an emotional decision here rather than a logical, informed one, since there is no real proof that global warming is occurring, much less that mankind is to blame.
This decision seems to be based on the inaccurate, biased propaganda movie by Al Gore and the politically oriented report from the U.N.
Both these are fraught with error and are stated to be so by more than 19,000 scientists world-wide.
* If the U.S. is the world’s worst polluter, why has the average U.S. temperature been lower since 1945 than in the preceding half-century?
* If the polar ice caps on Earth are melting because of mankind’s pollution and not because of the sun, why are they melting on Mars?
* Why hasn’t the media admitted that the hottest year in our measly 120 years of record keeping was 1934, when all the glaciers were hysterically reported to be melting away much as they are now?
* Since 1934, all the glaciers returned, so we could become hysterical all over again!
Isn’t there anyone on the diocesan staff with enough scientific training to put this hoax into perspective and stop this misallocation of diocesan time and funds?
There are real problems out there that need attention. This hoax isn’t one of them.
Silver Birch Circle