People send their comments on climate change apparently made on their own observations which are so sparse as to be irrelevant. I am not trying to help us adjust to the new normal any longer. I am confident I won’t be here to see it, but our grandchildren will. I would hope the doubters leave some part of their thoughts behind so they will know who to blame. I could point out the facts as accumulated by the Weather Bureau (www.noaa.gov) or NASA (www.nasa.gov) or National Geographic (www.ngs.com) but they won’t look it up. Fine. Actually, they don’t need to.
But they need to look beyond Southern Illinois and ask themselves when in their lifetime have they seen such huge natural disasters, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, famines and diseases, all at the same time and worldwide. The subject has been addressed and a conclusion reached by over 175,000 weather and climate scientists from every county, and I am confident that Edward Nowak was not there. I am also confident that the opinion of anyone from Belleville will be disregarded.
He did not like my “snake oil” analogy. He was right. A better comparison would be of ignorance of the Catholic Church on the revolution of the earth around the sun. They ignored Archimedes and Galileo but now we know the truth. I say “good luck” to them and I hope they live to see the disaster play out for them personally.
Joseph M. Reichert, Belleville