Climate Change is Killing Us: My Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau & Environment Minister McKenna

Watts Up With That?

clip_image002 Laurentide Ice Sheet. Credit: SERC-Carleton, Google Earth kml file from NOAA Science on a Sphere (Public Domain)

By Allan Chatenay

(sent via email 21-Oct-2017)

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister McKenna; Canada has a problem.

Climate Change is Killing Us.

Or more precisely, your view of climate change is killing us.

The first issue is to understand the words “climate change.” In the recent public discourse, “climate change” has come to mean “blaming humans for changing the climate by using oil and gas and coal.” That creates a major difficulty, because it means that anytime the uninformed see an aspect of climate that either they haven’t seen before or an aspect that is genuinely changed, the underlying assumption is that it must be our own fault and it must be change for the worse. This view of our climate as primarily anthropomorphic is useful for scaring the populace into submission so…

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