LETTER: Climate lobby has done its homework

MP Atamanenko responds to Tom Harris.

Re: “Help the poor adapt to climate change” and “Climate Lobby should follow founder’s advice

I read with interest the comments of Tom Harris.

In his first letter, Mr. Harris somehow tries to link the lack of assistance going to help vulnerable people to “the $1 billion spent globally every day on climate finance.” He goes on to say that groups like Citizens’ Climate Lobby have convinced governments that we control climate, “as if we had a global thermostat,” which he claims has no scientific credibility.

In his second letter, Mr. Harris accuses local Citizens’ Climate Lobby members of “abusing” their opponents. I found this to be very bizarre.

I have met with our local Citizens’ Climate Lobby member, Jan, Laura, Michael, Kate and others on numerous occasions. They and many people across this country have done their research and understand humans are in part to blame for global warming. As the UN Secretary General stated, “Human influence on the climate system is clear.”

It is unfortunate that Mr. Harris and others such as the Heartland Institute have chosen to ignore the findings of the overwhelming majority of credible scientific knowledgeable about the effects of global warming on climate change.

I would like to thank the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for their hard work and dedication in raising this very important issue.

Alex Atamanenko, MP

BC Southern Interior