LETTER: Tom Fletcher has a fan in Royston

Dear editor,

I appreciate Mr Fletcher’s columns. They are a welcome respite from the deceptions, omissions, and outright lies that permeate the traditional media. With respect to the two recent letters objecting to his column on climate change, a July 2017 article published in Nature Geoscience by 16 pro-anthropogenic global warming scientists finally admits climate models significantly over-predicted global temperatures this century. The authors even include Michael Mann of now debunked global warming hockey stick fame.

These are the same models that predict our doom unless we pay ever increasing carbon taxes and endure ever increasing restrictions on our freedom. One would have thought the admission of the inadequacies of these models would be big news, but no media outlet in Canada covered it. The political left and the traditional media, who are indistinguishable, never report anything that conflicts with the tax and control narrative. Kudos to Mr. Fletcher, he’s an exception.

NASA reported in 2016 that the increase in CO2 over the past 35 years has led to “an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States.” A slightly warmer planet, whether caused by anthropogenic CO2 or not, and lots more vegetation is a good thing according to Dr Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace( see http://bit.ly/2z1ISUH)

Ms. Taburiaux, Mr. Reynolds, and others are free to believe what they want with respect to CO2 and the global warming religion, but the rest of us ought not be subject to the negative consequences of their faith and be forced to pay for it.

Bill Metner

Royston

Just Posted

Merville resident looking for help to name original settler families

Janice Isenor is hoping to figure out which families settled where in Merville 100 years ago

Cultural sharing for Comox Valley School District song unveiling

After nearly a year in the making, a special gift was presented… Continue reading

Best of World Community Film Fest screens Tuesday

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and… Continue reading

Union Bay Improvement District board apologizes to trustee; deadline remains for other demands

UBID board complies with one of the demands of a letter threatening legal action

Valley’s Women’s Memorial March honours those missing and murdered

On Thursday morning shortly before noon, around 60 people gathered to honour… Continue reading

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Man in Vancouver Island hotel shooting pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Brandon Tyler Woody, from Victoria, to be sentenced in late March in B.C. Supreme Court

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read