Jonathan Marquet, March 2014

It was rather ironic that Judith Brett (February), while criticising John Howard for limiting the climate change debate to within the ”old ideological left–right fences”, proceeded to support the old religion versus science demarcation. It is a mistake to allow political preferences to cloud the remarkable clarity of climate change science, and likewise it is a mistake to assume that “religious zealots” are automatically climate change sceptics. As an evangelical, Bible-believing Christian, I firmly hold that we should take the catastrophic risks of climate change seriously. If global warming is the “great moral challenge of our generation”, then surely all of us, religious, atheist or otherwise, should join together to meet this challenge.

Jonathan Marquet
Wollongbar, NSW