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

 

 

Just Posted

Canada Women’s Rugby 7s Team land at home after series triumph

Next stop at Langford offers Olympic qualification

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Two-sailing waits continue Victoria to Tsawwassen

Backlog continues despite extra sailings over Easter

Saanich soccer player survives bout with flesh eating disease

Harinder Sandhu picked up the disease after soccer game

Second earthquake in less than two hours strikes off Vancouver Island

The first earthquake happened at 1:27 p.m., the second at 2:44 p.m.

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

United Way opens grants to help charities tackle social issues

Charities north of the Malahat can apply for grants $2,000 to $20,000

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Man’s body found in popular Cowichan Valley hiking area

Police say death not suspicious after discovery in Stoney Hill area overlooking Saltspring Island

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Most Read