LETTER: The war on carbon

Reader Dan Siemens writes that addressing climate change is a strategy to "keep a worldwide bureaucracy fully engaged...."

Re: Folly lies in thinking we can control climate change,” Letters, Dec. 11

Robert Leggett’s letter deserves acknowledgement because the dogmatic passion of believers in man made climate change has ensured that only an occasional brave voice would have the temerity to challenge the “consensus of proof” that our planet is heading towards an avertable catastrophe.

As Leggett states though, “only one molecule of every 85,000 in the atmosphere is CO2 of human origin, and yet we are asked to believe that this one molecule compels very complex climate change systems.”

When considering the “castastrophic CO2 levels” it is helpful to remember that these scientific conclusions are based on computer generated theoretical models, not facts, and if the IPCC’s conclusions are part of what informs you they have admitted to falsifying data. The term “agenda” comes to mind.

Bill Bonner stated in one of his recent editorials: “Like the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, and the War on Terror, we predict that the War on Carbon will prove successful but only for the warriors.”

In light of the Paris climate talks Bonner indicates $16.5 trillion of other people’s money will be brought to bear in addressing the issue. That seems like it could be enough incentive to keep a world wide bureaucracy fully engaged in administering this “War on Carbon.”

Dan Siemens

Kaslo