Dan Dieterich is right: we have a moral imperative to protect God’s creation. But we also have a moral obligation to use our God-given brains to think rationally.
It is irrational for Dieterich, leader of the Stevens Point Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), to focus on trying to stop climate change, something that has been happening for billions of years.
It is irrational, indeed immoral, for campaigners to encourage a situation in which, of the more than one billion dollars spent globally every day on climate finance, only six percent of it goes to helping people adapt to climate change today. The rest goes to trying to stop phenomena CCL says will happen if we don’t follow their plans, or ones like them.
Dieterich should reconsider his involvement with CCL. By promoting the scientifically unfounded belief that we can control Earth’s climate merely by regulating our carbon dioxide emissions, CCL encourages the continuation of this scandal, one of the greatest moral tragedies of our time.
Tom Harris, executive director, International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada