Having read in one of your recent issues a column by Mr. Andy Bazzo in which he quotes a bizarre statement to the effect that climate scientists are out to “destroy capitalism,” I thought that this belongs with “Little Red Riding Hood” or good old Joseph McCarthy’s attack on America.

I’m sure Americans in many parts of our country whose lives, health, property, hopes and futures have been destroyed by unusual weather events such as tornadoes, floods, drought, storms, etc., have no doubt that weather events like these are not part of natural causes, but clearly the result of a weather system gone berserk due to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, which causes retention of heat and moisture, which results in violent weather patterns.

Of course, Mr.  Bazzo can rely on “alternative facts”—the new “modus operandi” of our time.

For those further interested in this topic, there will be a program on climate change at the Hart Library at 7 p.m. Friday (March 24). All are welcome, “weather permitting.”