Weather disasters are not new

Children are our greatest asset, therefore they must have the opportunity to learn both sides of the climate debate.

I am all in favour of students getting involved and protesting, if they have just cause. First let me say they should not protest in school hours. Second, children have not had the experience to understand all the ramifications of what they are protesting. How can entire classes of children be of the same opinion unless they have been indoctrinated by others, that believe carbon is killing us?

Of course there is climate change, right from the beginning of time. Weather disasters such as floods, etc., were happening long before cars and oil. We had much hotter and colder weather centuries ago.

I have researched climate change for 35 years, gathering information from scientists. Some scientists tell us that it is CO2 (carbon) which is causing all the climate change (floods, tornadoes, droughts, etc.), but that is simply not true. Humans have nothing to do with climate change. Even in our short time, 1974 was the worst drought since the 1930s.

Climate change has become an industry. Many scientists keep it front and centre for government funding. Others have invested millions of tax dollars in green energy. In the future when batteries from electric cars and solar panels wear out, (millions of them) they will themselves create an environment mess.

There is not enough space here to give you volumes of evidence against carbon, creating climate change. However I am all in favour of new ideas, innovation and solutions to solve many of our problems.

There is no question we are polluting our oceans, in many countries – now that would be something to protest. I would suggest instead of scaring young people to death about CO2, teach them to be independent thinkers.

Al Greir

Parksville

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