Take ‘go slow’ approach to climate change policy


To the Editor:
Father Bud Grant’s recent article suggests that environmentalists have nothing to gain personally from the issue of climate change.  That is questionable.
A review of the groups and individuals warning about manmade climate change reveals the usual suspects working against the private property order.  What better way to put every aspect of economic life under the thumb of government?
The article states: “There is a virtual consensus in the scientific community….”  But, can research scientists really question manmade climate change without jeopardizing funding and career advancement?
Scientists have evidence of a warming earth. They have, to a lesser extent, evidence that human activity is contributing to the warming. However, dire predictions about the future are highly speculative. We certainly do not know enough to elevate the issue to a matter of faith and morals.
Prudence calls for taking a “go slow” approach in formulating public policy on climate change.
Mike Streb
Iowa City

Support The Catholic Messenger’s mission to inform, educate and inspire the faithful of the Diocese of Davenport – and beyond! Subscribe to the print and/or e-edition, or make a one-time donation, today!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on