Climate change alarmism doesn’t benefit anyone
I want to assure the recent letter writer (June 27) calling for "action" on climate change that there is nothing to be worried about. Having taken a long, hard look at this issue over the past several decades I concur with the skeptics who have debunked the myth that climate change is caused by man's use of fossil fuel energy.
This noxious theory has unfortunately become a government orthodoxy and almost a cult religion to political leftists who want to grow government and shackle free market capitalism. Our entire civilization is built on cheap, abundant fossil fuel energy.
Yes, the earth's climate has changed and always will, but there is zero, repeat zero, scientific proof of any measurable relationship between man's CO2 emissions and climate change.
In the earth's history we've had two periods where temperatures were warmer than now: what scientists call the Roman Optimum 2,000 years ago and the Midevil Warm Period of 1,000 years ago, both occurring long before man drove the first gas-burning SUV.
MIT's world renowned climate scientist Richard Lindzen has debunked the climate crisis myth, calling it nothing less than an attempt to roll back the industrial revolution and based on "deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda." There are plenty of real problems to deal with, such as the illegal immigration crisis at our southern border and the opioid epidemic. We don't need to manufacture imaginary ones.