I DO find it interesting that Mr Hunniken uses the terminology ‘the myth of manmade climate change’ twice in his letter last week.
Is this a case of if you repeat the mantra often enough then you will believe it as fact? I would like to ask the climate change deniers one question. Very simply: “Will the carbon that took 40 million years to extract from the atmosphere and will be returned to the same atmosphere in less than 300 years have no effect?” I would welcome Mr Hunniken’s scientific response to this question.
I cannot think of any other situation where taking something away over a long period of time and replacing it very quickly would have no effect.
I will use the known variable of rain to illustrate my stance on this. Consider the amount of rain that falls over Britain in a year. Divide that by 12 to give a monthly rainfall and then make it deposit just one month’s rain in a few days and then tell me that it has no effect.
Try and tell the residents of the Somerset levels that it is not a problem!
It defies logic to assume that the return of millions of tonnes of carbon back into the atmosphere in a very short time will be benign.
I am happy to accept that there may be other effects on the climate including the natural cycle of the world’s atmosphere, but to deny man has any influence is complete nonsense.