Guest columnist Patrick Allitt has pointed out that threats posed by nuclear war, overpopulation-caused famine, pollution and resource exhaustion have not, yet, turned out to be as catastrophic as many people thought [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27]. Based on that fact, he seems to be telling us that…More
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I’m sure many people breathed a sigh of relief when they read the guest column on climate change [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27]. It reinforces the belief that someone will figure out a solution at some point in the future, the problem really isn’t that bad and we can adapt….More
It’s understandable why The Seattle Times published guest columnist Patrick Allitt’s piece about how we shouldn’t panic about climate change [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27].
Allitt makes a seemingly levelheaded argument that science has pushed the panic button before about environmental and health issues, so here we go again — climate change is just another panic. Unfortunately, Allitt’s argument reflectsMore