Pascal de Caprariis of Lynn Haven says if you deny climate change because you think the science is motivated by politics, you’re in for a warm future.
Over the last year or so, I noticed that several of the letters sent to this newspaper dealt with the motives of anyone who might feel that climate change will eventually produce devastating effects on society.
Rather than responding to the facts produced by scientific studies, the letters are sprinkled with the words “liberal socialist,” or, “the left.”
Once you introduce political motives into the discussion, you eliminate any chance of meaningful communication. The “conversation” sinks to the level of schoolyard kids shouting “you’re another.”
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If you refuse to believe that carefully controlled studies, which have been reviewed by independent monitors, cannot be trusted because you are sure that the people involved must have political views that you find abhorrent, you are doing more than denying that scientific studies can be informative.
You are denying reality.
Pascal de Caprariis, Lynn Haven