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Do not present opinion as fact

Editor:

People are entitled to their own opinions on global warming.

I just finished reading Mr. Robichaud’s letter regarding the difference between facts and opinions about global warming. I found a few things peculiar. I guess I’ll begin with the name calling environmentalists resort to.

Opinion: “Ask anyone of them to debate this scientific proof they claim to have and they resort immediately to name calling and attacking whomever dare question their new found religion.”

Fact: Let me rephrase. Opinion: “the last indoctrination seminar for this New Environmental religion disguised as an information forum.”

“That global warming is likely to cause harm rather than good is an opinion, to which the Club Sierra’s Colin Campbell and our NDP MLA Simpson are entitled to.”

Seems to me Mr. Robichaud’s learning a bit from those “enviros.”

Secondly I found this interesting. Opinion: “Large icebergs breaking off the Antarctic have the potential to raise the water on the planet four to six meters. Fact: Floating ice cannot raise the water as it melts. Archimedes Principle.”

Fact: West Antarctic’s weight is resting on land and therefore its mass has not displaced seawater.

Now I’m neither a scientist nor an environmentalist therefore I am apparently not being paid by the oil or environmental industries. I do have an opinion which I will actually present to you as an opinion rather than fact. I don’t know if the world is falling apart from global warming or not. I just don’t think that making an effort to help the environment is something we should resist. What if global warming is a myth, and we continue to live as we do?

Nothing will happen. What if global warming is increasingly dangerous threat? Something will happen.

If you Mr. Robichaud want to believe that global warming in non existent that’s your opinion. Please do not represent it as fact, since the public has such a hard time getting the proper information already.

Jessica McNie

Williams Lake

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