Letter: Follow money trail to find real ‘scoundrels’In a recent letter Peggy Steffl again gives a view based on an ignorant ideological opinion. By dismissing facts supporting climate change she suggests it’s nothing more than an Al Gore Ponzi scheme.
By: Bill Coggio, town of Troy, River Falls Journal
In a recent letter Peggy Steffl again gives a view based on an ignorant ideological opinion. By dismissing facts supporting climate change she suggests it’s nothing more than an Al Gore Ponzi scheme.
In the process, she suggests the nefarious Mr. Gore has co-opted a group of “left-wing government funded scientists” to support the scam.
Is this how it really works? Is this group of liberal, evil doers responsible for the real loss of glacial ice at the poles and in Greenland?
Did they cause the snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Bolivia’s Chacaltaya to disappear?
It is amazingly sad the lengths some will take to defend their ideology and ignore the facts.
These “scoundrels” whom she so knowingly writes are Nobel laureates and scholars. They are the scientists and engineers who design space probes or can heal a severed retina or operate on a newborn’s heart defect.
These are the researchers who studied how cancer cells multiply and design drugs that target these cells. They are able to accomplish these feats by learning from and using the facts.
Among these facts: The atmospheric CO2 level is greater than it has ever been in nearly a million years; and the rapid increase the last 150 years absolutely coincides with the burning of fossil fuels.
But before dismissing climate change as a get rich scheme, Ms. Steffl should at least follow the money on the other side of the equation.
Who gets rich if we do not change? Who stands to lose if we reduce our reliance on oil and coal?
What industries have profited with government money and subsidies to explore, drill for and distribute coal and oil? Who gets this money?
I can assure you it’s not the scientists you so quickly label as scoundrels and profiteers.