Letter to the Editor

How accurate are the predictions


As I read the page one news story on the upcoming Climate Ready East Boston workshop later this month,  I needed to laugh reading about  some of the conclusions in a recent report. I am not a climate change denier. I am fully educated as to the role we humans have played on the environment, especially over the last 100 or so years. However, I did not find all the report conclusions mentioned in the news story that could be viewed as unsettling.

Pretty difficult to get nervous over events still many decades into the future. When the report states that 50 percent of East Boston could get extremely wet “as soon as the 2070s, ” I laughed again. Our TV meteorologists can’t even predict the weather accurately eight hours into the future.

When those who say science backs their real fears of global warming, cooling and change, I dislike their acting like Jeremiah, the Bible’s Prophet of Doom and Gloom.

I think there has been too much condescension  from those pushing the idea that mankind is destroying our planet. They add that there is no Planet B to fall on.

I will probably attend the May 23 workshop but I will do it as a skeptic. I am willing to listen to facts but we draw my own conclusions. It is never too late to learn new information. I am willing to listen but not to be preached to.

Sal Giarratani

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