Dear Editor:

I was so happy to read Fred Mayer’s letter in the Pioneer (August 3rd). I felt I was the only person to spend some time investigating the global warming farce.

I have read two articles entitled the greening of the planet, increased crop production and forest growth due to the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. They talk about global warming. There has been nothing appreciable in the last 18 to 20 years according to sensors around the globe. They now talk about man made climate change. Climate change has been going on for thousands and thousands of years – nothing to do with mans’ activities. The Arctic was once a forested area with dinosaurs and such; climate change – nothing to do with man. The Sahara Desert once had forest, grasslands, lakes and rivers; climate change – nothing to do with man. There have been at least five ice ages with no ice in between – nothing to do with man. The oceans have been 20 to 30 feet higher than now – nothing to do with man.

It amazes me how so many well educated intelligent people can buy into this farce without checking it out themselves.

Len Burkitt

Invermere, B.C.