Quote from a letter signed by 38 world-renown climate researchers as a rebuttal to the widely bashed op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal on January 27th, entitled “No Need to Panic About Global Warming.” Rhesus macaques are happy to add their name beneath these 38 humans to the list of species protesting the op-ed. The incisive response, linked below, correctly categorizes the op-ed’s allegations as tantamount to consulting your “dentist about your heart condition.” Indeed, the op-ed was “signed” by such notable dignitaries in the climate research field as former Senators, Astronauts, and Astrophysicists.
The opinion of QR: While it was admirable of WSJ to publish the aforementioned rebuttal, the original letter demonstrates a startling ignorance and a deliberately manipulative use of big names and a big platform to give credence to one of the more despicable political maneuvers employed in world affairs today. While we submit that humans tend to extremes when it comes to defending the legitimacy of climate change theories, we largely excuse this hyperbole due to the incredible inanity of many detractors. At the same time, we would like to encourage climate scientists and activists alike to employ a more diplomatic stance: rhetoric should be science-based, nobly ignore ignorance in favor of the higher ground, and should never descend into the petty name-calling that distracts from the focus of the conversation. “Like fair access to rainforest banannas, we do not view climate change as a political issue,” noted one Brazillian capuchin monkey over email Monday night.
Like others of his group, this Brazillian capuchin monkey does not consult his pediatrician about his gambling problem.