Media ‘blithering’

Dear Editor:

RE: Tropes not truth, Oct. 31.

There is almost nothing in Patrick Raftis’ column that I agree with. However the one thing that stands out, which I do agree with, is his comment about the burst of applause from what was a fairly quiet audience that night at Pike Lake.

The fact that locals were very supportive of my comments is a clear indication that many Canadians do not concur with Mr. Raftis’ opinions. In fact, over 30 per cent of Canadians have stated such to polling firms (30% is almost majority government territory in this day and age, and those people need to have a voice).

Few media outlets want to report about the viewpoints of scientists and doctors such as Patrick Moore, Susan Crockford or Diana Cassell along with a slew of others. Why? The lack of consensus amongst today’s scientists regarding human activities accelerating the speed of global warming in connection with climate change is exactly the point of having this discussion.

Why should Canadians risk their prosperity by being forced to pay a carbon tax, when there is simply no proof that these actions will cool the planet? They shouldn’t. Why should Canadians have to suffer through all sorts of actions and costs over which we have no control? They shouldn’t.

Nunavut residents have seen an increase in the polar bear population and a particularly notable increase since the 1980s, even though Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund have used the polar bear population as evidence of the effect of climate change.

In the year 2000, NASA published information about the Milankovitch Climate Theory, revealing that the planet is, in fact, changing due to extraneous factors that have absolutely nothing to do with human activity. But, this information has yet to go mainstream some 19 years later, due in no small part to  the media.

In any event, I for one firmly believe in keeping the planet as clean as possible. In 2004 I installed a small wind and solar system that has been running our home entirely. This came at the cost of a significant personal investment, one which it seems many climate alarmists do not bother to make, not to mention flying around the planet on vacations and every other reason under the sun.

There is plenty we can all do to keep our environment cleaner and paying a carbon tax is clearly not one of them. I encourage all of you to do your own research on this subject and then form your own opinion.

Please do not let the mainstream media tell you how it is, as it is so evident that they have an agenda, and it is not to educate Canadians, but rather to make you believe in their blithering.

Roger Fuhr,
St. Pauls Station