PRAISE FOR ICE RINK INITIATIVE
In these days of doom and gloom, how wonderful it is to see children, young and old, enjoying the ice skating rink in the Victory Memorial Gardens.
It is a fantastic concept and great the children can be outside away from all household temptations.
Marjorie Breckenridge, Wagga
'FALSE LOGIC' IN EV COLUMN
In his latest unsurprising tirade against science, Keith Wheeler expresses so many staggering contradictions and holes, I don't think I'll bother with many of them ("Minority benefits from EV revolution", The Daily Advertiser, July 5).
But I will say that Keith simply has no understanding of socialism and, like many who show an increasingly right wing sense of capitalism, confuses the idea that owning a LandCruiser for $150,000 is perfectly reasonable; subsidising fossil fuels to the tune of $60 billion handed down in the last federal budget is all cool and normal; but offering a small rebate to those purchasing an electric vehicle is elitist and out of reach for the "average" household.
Does this mean he supports a Schrodinger's socialism, that needs to both help and stop helping people. I'm confused.
Keith is against all things he deems as socialist (I can only determine that Keith's definition of socialism is anything Keith disagrees with), yet claims rebates to promote the inevitable transition to cleaner energy is elitist and out of reach for the average Australian.
This is what capitalism is: it ensures the rich remain so, and the rest live on the brink of poverty.
Keith's false logic on recharging electric vehicles also doesn't hold, and certainly is not based on anything other than an article he supposedly read once.
Australia has the fastest uptake of rooftop solar in the world. Recharging the car at home is a breeze in our country.
So I leave with you this: if a fire raging on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico doesn't convince the fossils like Keith that we must transition to cleaner energy, nothing will.
Simon Goss, Albury
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DISINFORMATION SLOWS ACTION
Climate myths persist, often as a result of an organised disinformation campaigns whose goal is to raise doubts among the public and delay action on human-caused climate change.
These myths target the people who seek consistency in their attitudes and perceptions.
Sea levels are not rising. False. Global sea level data shows that sea level rise has been increasing since 1880, while future sea level rise predictions are based on physics, not statistics.
It's not urgent. False. A large amount of warming is delayed, and if we don't act now we could pass tipping points.
Record snowfall disproves global warming. False. Warming leads to increased evaporation and precipitation, which falls as increased snow in winter.
Five-hundred scientists refute the consensus, however, around 97 per cent of climate experts agree that humans are causing global warming.
Intelligence is often defined by an individual's ability to change their views when presented with new information.
Science or fossil fool, you decide.
Benjamin Lee, Brucedale
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