La Salle Prep students Hannah Reddick, Emma Olson, Emma Manougian and Makenna Carpenter attend Portland’s climate strike Sept. 20. Contingents of students from a majority of Catholic high schools in the Portland Archdiocese participated in the event, which drew thousands of young people. (Courtesy La Salle Prep)
La Salle Prep students Hannah Reddick, Emma Olson, Emma Manougian and Makenna Carpenter attend Portland’s climate strike Sept. 20. Contingents of students from a majority of Catholic high schools in the Portland Archdiocese participated in the event, which drew thousands of young people. (Courtesy La Salle Prep)

Regarding “There is no planet B,” Oct. 4, Page 28:

It is unconscionable that having failed to scientifically prove man-made global warming, the activists, the media (including the Sentinel), and the teachers (including Catholic school teachers) have turned to terrifying our children with this “the sky is falling” notion.    

What we should be doing is opening up the wonder and magnificence and robustness of God’s design to control the habitability of our planet. Instead of panic we should be joyful that God is in control and we should let our children enjoy some ice cream that comes from those flatulent cows.

This is not the first scientific discovery on which the Catholic Church and the pope took the wrong side. Nor is it the first attempt to win the argument by shutting down opposing views.  In the early 1600s the church turned against Galileo’s argument that the Earth revolved around the sun. The first denier, he was admonished to stop teaching this heresy, his books were banned and he was finally imprisoned. However, the Earth still revolves around the sun.

More of our children will die from drug overdose because this generation legalized the entry drug marijuana than will die from man-made global warming.

Gary Siewell

Albany