Encyclopedia has answers concerning climate change

Once again, Red Deer Advocate columnist Bill Greenwood struggles to pull the wool over our eyes on the global warming issue by stating that “the Earth has been on a cooling trend since 1998.”

Once again, Red Deer Advocate columnist Bill Greenwood struggles to pull the wool over our eyes on the global warming issue by stating that “the Earth has been on a cooling trend since 1998.”

Anyone with eyes in their head, a computer and a Red Deer Public Library card can access the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica and see what a crock this is.

The very first diagram in the Britannica entry shows the graph of global temperatures over the past 150 years.

The year 1998 was indeed the warmest on record, but that was mainly due to a heck of a lot of help from the strongest El Nino in recorded history. If you pull that single year out of the graph, you can still see the unmistakable and constant climb of global temperatures since the 1950s.

This is not just about the survival of a bunch of polar bears.

It is about farmers having decent weather. It is about a habitable planet for our children and grandchildren. But I guess if you have some other kind of agenda, you don’t care about the facts.

All you need to do is repeat the same old crap. And if you repeat it enough times, the gullible amongst us will easily be persuaded that that same crap smells like perfume.

Evan Bedford

Red Deer

Just Posted

Councillors want to represent Red Deer at AUMA

City council approves endorsement

Cannabis smoke raises health concerns

Smoke Free Bylaw returns to Red Deer city council Sept. 4

Avid Penhold climber Catlin Hannah’s death a reminder of the dangers of scrambling

Hannah never returned from his Mount Smuts attempt on Aug. 12.

Children, elderly at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

VANCOUVER — Thick smoke blanketing British Columbia communities far from any flames… Continue reading

WATCH: Medicine River Wildlife Centre opens new playground

The grand opening of the playground was Saturday morning

Police chiefs want new data-sharing treaty with U.S. as privacy questions linger

OTTAWA — Canada’s police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign… Continue reading

Pope on sex abuse: “We showed no care for the little ones”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the… Continue reading

Ottawa announces $189M to extend employment insurance for seasonal workers

ESCUMINAC, N.B. — Ottawa has announced $189 million for an employment insurance… Continue reading

Trudeau formally announces he’ll run again in next year’s election

MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.… Continue reading

Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

VANCOUVER — More smoky, hazy air is expected to blanket much of… Continue reading

Anti-pipeline protesters released days before weeklong jail sentences end

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Several pipeline protesters were released from a British… Continue reading

All eyes on Andrew Scheer as Conservative convention set for Halifax

OTTAWA — After a week of internal caucus squabbles, Conservative Leader Andrew… Continue reading

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month