Letter: Columnist making a mockery of our environmental situation

We should not panic, but we should not pretend nothing is happening

Editor, The News:

The article, [School officials join fact-free climate strike, The News, Sept. 25] is deeply disturbing.

I am really surprised that you have allowed such an article to be published.

I respect all ideas, including the ones that say we should use our oil and even building a pipeline, although I do not agree with them, but I can see their point.

The road to a post-fossil fuels civilization is foggy.

Columnist Tom Fletcher is really making a mockery of our environmental situation.

This is a serious matter, not to be converted into a circus.

If he is trying to say that everything is OK, he is misleading even more than Greta Thunberg’s call for panic.

At least, she is a young person fighting for her survival.

We should not panic, but we should not bury our heads in the sand pretending that nothing is happening.

I will do a favour for Mr. Fletcher.

I will keep his article and give it to my grandchildren for safe keeping, so one day – in 60 years time – they can show it to Mr. Fletcher’s grandchildren, and they will be the judges …

Alex Gidi, Maple Ridge

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