Letteers to the Editor for May 11, 2016

Climate change column ups temperature

Editor:

I read with great interest the Climate Change editorial by Tom Fletcher. For balance, informed insight and solutions he is right up there, nearly on a par with Donald Trump.

Just imagine those silly climate scientists making predictions and being wrong. May I refer Mr. Fletcher to a dictionary – he will find that a prediction and a certainty are quite different. Just possibly predictions are indicative of an open not a closed mind.

Global climate change has been of increasing scientific concern since the mid-1950s and became a public, global concern after the UN Hague Conference in 2000.

How upsetting it must be for the UN, scores of national governments, universities and other institutions to know they have squandered untold billions of dollars. How disappointing for the tens of thousands of scientists of many disciplines to know they have squandered their careers.

In their defense, no scientist would claim to have all the answers or even that all the problems have been recognized.

Tom Fletcher had the answer all the time. If only they had known!

I’m not a regular reader of your editorials so I can only hope that Mr. Fletcher’s legislative reporting is many orders of magnitude better than his views on climate change.

John AndersonLadysmith

Premier’s salary raising questions

Editor:

Those who argue that Christy Clark’s $195,000 salary is inadequate make a reasonable point.

For services rendered, she should receive at least as much as any top-level CEO employed in British Columbia’s energy industry, and all her wages and benefits should be provided directly by the private sector.

The provincial taxpayer would thereby be relieved of any financial burden, and having a new paymaster would make quite clear who this Premier actually works for.

Larry KazdanVancouver

St. John’s farewell

Editor:

We want to say a heart-felt thank you to our Ladysmith friends and neighbours for your support these past many years. Our church opened in 1901 so St. John’s has been a part of this community for a very long time.

The parish will disband and the church building close on June 30, but its members will continue to be a part of the Ladysmith Community. Happily we are being invited to  join other local faith communities in the area.

Thank you Ladysmith.Rev. Susan Hermanson& Parishioners