Letter - Who are winners and losers?In the debate over science and climate, we can at least congratulate ourselves that we no longer believe that the Earth is flat and that we don’t bother to discuss this point.
To the editor:
In the debate over science and climate, we can at least congratulate ourselves that we no longer believe that the Earth is flat and that we don’t bother to discuss this point. It is, however, worth remembering how hotly and painfully this has been discussed. The run of ink was unfathomable, and the carbon dioxide exhaled just may have contributed to the trajectory of the Keeling scale.
Copernicus was reluctant to his death to take on the vested interests of his day with his calculation of a heliocentric solar system. Galileo, however, took on the powers as a result of direct observation through a lens that Jupiter’s moons did spin through its atmosphere. He spent the remainder of his life under house arrest. This is a scientist who to this day is looked upon as the original by such as Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking.
Ridiculously, in 1992, some time after later wizards of motion and propulsion had landed a man on the moon, the Catholic doctors conceded the error of their denials.
So, in our generation, we might ask ourselves where lie the vested interests in the science of climate? Are there orthodoxies? Where is the power? Who has the money? Will there be winners? Are we the losers?
Judith S. Rose