OK, I blew my coffee out my nose again, while reading Michael Ivey’s letter [“Climate-change Believers Betray Their Naiveté,” July 8, Xpress] refuting anthropogenic climate change. But a thought crystalized in my mind. Thank you, Michael. The thought is along the banal “there are only two types of people in the world” thread, and here it is: There are folks who feel connected to all other life and feel that their actions, even thoughts, impact all other life, and there are folks who don’t. Feel that. Think that. I would bet that Michael is in the second group.
I am always updating what I believe to be true, so when I read his assertion that CO2 is not a greenhouse gas, I looked it up. I did that because I am not afraid of being wrong about stuff. Well, I found out about the Australia-based Galileo Movement which tries and, to my mind, fails to knock CO2 off the chalkboard as a greenhouse gas. And also fails to remove human culpability for global warming.
Glaciers are receding absolutely everywhere; tundra is turning to muck; species, both flora and fauna, are heading toward the poles; and none of this is conjecture. It’s happening. I think I have something to do with that, however minuscule my role is. And a lot of people, who possibly have a much bigger role is these phenomena than I do, don’t see the connection. Once again, I’m mystified!
― Rob Stimson