In the March 19 issue of Current in Fishers, Mr. Tinsky calls the Green New Deal an ‘idiotic scheme.’ While Mr. Tinsky has the right to express his views, calling an attempt to deal with global warming ‘idiotic’ does not help carry the discussion on human-induced global warming forward in a civil and problem-oriented way. In my opinion, the focus should be on the problems (hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, flooding and drought) we all face and how we are going to deal with them.
Mr. Tinsky also questions whether climate change is as bad as some scientists think. I suggest he read the the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the other literature on the subject. It is hard to read those reports and not be convinced that climate change is real and primarily due to human activities.
Carl W. Lowry, Fishers