February 20, 2011
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Letters to the Editor and other People Speak
Sunday's Letter of the Day: Climate-change doomsday is just a modern fable
Most of your readers are familiar with the stories of "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Chicken Little." The article "`King tides' tell of wet future, groups predict," (Wednesday) is a perfect illustration of the morals behind the two tales. First it repeats the doomsday predictions of the environmental "activists" interviewed. The mantra that catastrophic climate change due to industrial greenhouse gases will overwhelm civilization as we know it is nothing more than Chicken Little's claim that the sky is falling. Citing as a reference the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is as politically correct as were the emperor's subjects who refused to cite the obvious for fear of offending anyone. After all, the emperor wore no clothes and the IPCC has been thoroughly discredited by their own words. I guess that's why these old fables never die.
- Tom Hoffman, Rancho Palos Verdes