Letters to the Editor

We can drive our gas-guzzlers again

The Associated Press article ("Scientists: Sea-level rise is real, on the way," Sept. 30, Page A-1) on a sea level rise of 39 inches was enlightening. The University of Victoria climatologist Andrew Weaver, a lead author of the February report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Paris said, "It's going to happen, no matter what -- the question is when."

His "no matter what" interpretation of global warming can only mean that cutting back on carbon emissions will be meaningless. His "no matter what" says unequivocally that all our efforts to prevent this rise in sea level will not work. He says, "The question is when."

I assume that means we can drive our gas-guzzling cars, trucks and SUVs with a clear conscience. The scientific Andrew Weaver, the "expert" on climate change, apparently agrees with Rush Limbaugh's assessment that climate change "is" occurring, but "not" from human carbon emissions. Was the media wrong when they were convinced there was a "scientific consensus" that global warming was caused by carbon emissions sent into the atmosphere by too many cars, trucks and SUVs on the road? If they were, will they apologize to the public? I doubt it. However, due to the lull in terrorist activity in the Middle East, the media has come up with a new way to scare the American people. They are deliberately ignoring the fact that the surge is working.