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Science can be mired in ideology

Editor:

Re: People are entitled to their own facts on climate change.

After reading Mr. Robichaud’s letter I felt compelled to add my “two cents” concerning climate change. Humankind, for the first time in recorded history, has been able to manipulate the natural environment to levels unprecedented. We do this for survival and advancement; however, profit margins “religiously” satisfy the opportunists amongst us. Is our planet warming up due to human activity?

I agree the accepted concept concerning global warming is debatable. One thing that isn’t debatable though, is that our planet’s ecosystems are the complex result of evolution. Science can explain things and help our understanding of the world around us, but the resultant human discipline of science can also be mired in ideology.

I just hope the ideological “tug of war” surrounding global warming has a positive outcome because the politics of humanity did not create life.

Jules Morin

Prince George

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