Entitled to my view
Bob Lee, David Corbett, Graydon Johnston and one or two others have all written common-sense letters to The Border Mail recently on the subject of climate change, yet we have also had a climate change enthusiast stating that The Border Mail should not publish letters from people who are climate change sceptics. Is that democracy at work?
It is disgraceful that alarmists are indulging in scaremongering which is unnecessarily traumatising young people in particular and it appears that these alarmists have little understanding of nature. There will continue to be floods, droughts and bushfires just as there has been for centuries and nothing any government does will prevent such occurrences.
As for rising sea levels, surveys by eminent scientists have revealed that, globally, seas have not risen by more than a centimetre over the last 25 years and these surveys have been backed up by a Swedish scientist who is recognised as the foremost expert on sea levels. Calls for a climate change emergency to be called are absolutely absurd.
Don Cameron, West Wodonga
Such kind strangers
You never know when you may need the help of strangers, friends and emergency services.
Last Sunday on the Tallangatta Tall Trestle Bike Ride I had an accident resulting in a deep laceration to my arm.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I can't thank enough the people who assisted me with the initial first aid, contacted tripe zero and the organisers, retrieved me and my bike back to the highway, the Corryong and Tallangatta ambulance crews, the Emergency Department at Albury Base Hospital, the taxi driver who brought me home ... and the friends who brought my car and my bike home.
As a former nurse I was so impressed with the quality of timely care I received over a four-hour period from so many people.
What a wonderful community we live in.
Sue Cardwell OAM, Wodonga
Some wild claims
There have been an interesting range of letters on the subject of climate change over the past days.
On such an important subject this is a very good thing. But the standard of letters is important too.
One climate change supporter says that climate change deniers should not be allowed to contribute to the conversation. Really? While I understand the sentiments, the denial of the rights of others who do not agree with you does not support my definition of a democratic society, and that applies even if the people are wrong.
H2O ... an indisputably benign, essential and ubiquitous element is often the cause of the death of human beings (drowning), can destroy whole cultures, cities and coastlines in the form of tsunamis and, if it floods your Pacific Island due to ocean level rise, then that is the end of you home, culture and lifestyle. So perhaps there is a case for testing the logic and evidence put forward by letter writers who make wild claims without any substance, or evidence at all.