Letter to the editor: Not the end of the world

Posted 9/29/20

 

There has actually been some good news this year. Michael Shellenberger, a prominent environmentalist, had the audacity to say what many others have been saying for some time – …

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Letter to the editor: Not the end of the world

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There has actually been some good news this year. Michael Shellenberger, a prominent environmentalist, had the audacity to say what many others have been saying for some time – “Climate change is real, but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem”.
One can hope that this will be an example for others to depart from the liturgy that has had a stranglehold on open discussion and vigorous real scientific debate about the subject.
Voters can and should factor in what politicians say about climate change. Why should the public spend vast sums of money pursuing carbon dioxide reduction goals and completely upend large segments of the economy if climate change is not even the most serious environmental problem? Let alone that unilateral actions taken by Colorado and even the entire United States would likely have a miniscule impact on the Earth’s climate. In this time where prioritization of public spending is even more critical, politicians who promote injudicious spending should not be elected. My humble suggestion is for people to consider or reconsider their views on the subject, review the position of politicians on their ballots, and take appropriate action.
Jerry Goedert,
Golden

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