Regarding Tuesday’s editorial cartoon:
The first decade of the 21st century was the hottest on record. The 12 hottest years on record have come in the last 15 years. Globally, the hottest 12-month period ever recorded was from June 2009 to May 2010. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last week raised the level of certainty that global warming is caused by human activities from 90 to 95 per cent.
The science on climate change is clearer than ever. So why is The Daily News printing an editorial cartoon that is intended to sow doubt on the part of its readers?
We suggest it’s time that the editors of The Daily News inform themselves of the facts. Researching the science is not difficult, and the IPCC report is a good place to start.
For more information on why it is so tempting to bury our heads in the sand and deny the reality that is happening all around us, you might also like to attend an upcoming Philosopher’s Café. Dr. Penny Powers will speak on the topic, “In the face of overwhelming evidence on the need to take urgent action, why do we continue to do nothing on global warming?”
This event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at The Smorgasbord Restaurant (225 7th Ave). We certainly look forward to seeing some Daily News editors there! It promises to be insightful for all of us.
P.S.: I’ve submitted an alternate cartoon for you to run!
Editor’s note: Unlike the We Say that runs in The Daily News every day, cartoons do not represent the editorial position of the newspaper, rather intend to present a diversity of views that provoke thought and discussion. They are chosen from a syndicate that represents political cartoonists from Canada and the world.