LETTER: Fletcher’s ‘facts’ can’t go unchallenged

We can be opinionated, but let’s stay forthcoming.

This is in response to Tom Fletcher’s Opinion piece entitled: Global warming stalled politically too (News, Nov. 12)

I was not surprised to read Fletcher’s grumpy opinions about climate science in his predictable biased fashion in last week’s Victoria News.

However, I was surprised to see him reference Susan Crockford without a disclaimer about her dicey credentials and pseudo-science methodologies.

She is funded by an American anti-climate science think tank called the Heartland Institute, of which some of you may remember as the group that helped Philip Morris Tobacco company discredit the health concerns of smoking in the 1990s.  She is also a member of The Global Warming Policy Foundation, a registered charity in London England that seeks to undermine international climate science as well.

I usually accept opinion pieces for what they are, but Fletcher’s ideological agenda can only go so far before we need to have some things fact checked and publicly disclosed.

We can be opinionated, but let’s stay forthcoming.

Mark Worthing, Victoria

 

 

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