Schenectady County

Take politics out of climate change debate

Climate affects everyone


It’s ironical that the Sept. 1 Gazette article, “Report: Climate change politicized in the classroom,” would speak about politics and economics clouding the teaching of “climate science.”

The problem is exactly the opposite. We need to get the politics out of climate science. If you actually want to engage with the data and have a reasonable discussion about the costs and benefits of the various strategies to ameliorate, you are labeled as a doubleplusungood “denier.”

Certainly, the human species is having many effects on the life and health of planet Earth.

We need to be good stewards of our home, Earth. Science set free from politics allows for critical analysis and discussion.

This could then lead to the development of engineering alternatives to the actual benefit of humankind and the planet.

Anyway, I have a question. Why is it that they no longer call it “global warming?”

Lawrence O’Connor


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