Climate warning truths

Reader responds to column titled, "An Inconvenient Truth"

Dear Sir:

This is a reply to columnist Tom Fletcher’s online column, “An Inconvenient Truth“.

Mr. Fletcher pointed out in his article that “60 per cent of oil pollution around North America comes from natural seeps and has been for millennia.”

However, nature deals with small amounts (natural ones) quite well, but a large spill would be quite something else as we have seen in the past.

For example, there is arsenic occurring naturally all over the planet, in the air, water, soil, in minute amounts.

But I would not want to take a single  gram of arsenic as that would certainly be deadly to most people.

Also to purify water a small amount of chlorine is used, but I would be very hesitant to drink water where one litre of chlorine was added to ten liters of water.

A lot of people presume that climate warming/change means warming would be equal and even around the world.

But climate warming means that there  will be warming in some places, but more importantly climate warming means more extreme weather, more floods, more draughts, more high and low records, etc.

Martin Holzbauer,

Terrace, BC