LETTER: Summers are hotter and drier

From reader Erik Treijs

In Tom Fletcher’s column regarding the current B.C. wildfire crisis (laughably listed under “news” — shame on you West Kootenay Advertiser) he claims Andrew Weaver engages in “brazen political falsehood” regarding the influence of climate change on the fires. I claim that Tom spreads brazen pseudo-journalistic falsehood by further writing, “The first thing to remember about this year’s fires is that they are clearly not a result of increasingly hot and dry conditions.”

Let me help you with the research part of your journalism, Tom. Google B.C.’s own Dr. Mel Reasoner and view his presentations on statistical changes in overall weather patterns towards hotter and drier summers.

Erik Treijs

Nelson

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