LETTER: Science of climate change cannot be denied

A Langley letter writer joins the climate change debate sparked by columnist Matthew Claxton.

Dear Editor:

Re: Big forces at work, Langley Advance, Feb. 7, 2019

Why are such trivial causes considered “big forces?”

The earth is closer to the sun in winter but we still have cold winters. The increasing amount of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere causes the carbon dioxide to be absorbed into the ocean thereby increasing the acidity of the water. The acid kills the reefs and bleaches them.

Higher levels of these greenhouse gases trap the sunlight reflecting from the earth and warms up the atmosphere some more. This warmth causes the glaciers and the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic to melt and raise the sea levels. With less ice surfaces reflecting the sunlight back into space, the earth gets warmer and reinforces the melting cycle.

We must realize that the science of global warming and its consequences cannot be denied using trivial examples.

Raymond Wiens, Fernridge

Just Posted

Langley chamber joins call to kill ‘no pipeline ever’ law

Bill C-69 will hurt the local Langley economy, Chamber warns

World Day of Prayer returns to Langley

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is hosting the annual day on March 1.

Young Langley family plagued by angry cab customers

A couple rents a house formerly used by a cab firm, and unwelcome visitors knocking.

Woman groped on Langley’s 208th Street

Police are asking for tips to identify the man responsible.

PHOTOS: Family Day a success at Aldergrove Telephone Museum

A record number of people visited the Telephone Museum on Monday to tour the historic exhibits.

VIDEO: Nail-biter game against Germany tonight earns Langley’s Team Canada a win

Langley’s Team Tardi is 5-2 at the junior curling worlds in Nova Scotia, hoping to defend their title

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Missing Surrey snowshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Most Read