Fifty years after Rachel Carson was attacked by industrial interests for writing "Silent Spring" ("'Silent Spring' echo still eloquent," Sept. 16), the players have changed but the game is still the same. Courageous climate scientists such as
Even those who point out that a revenue-neutral carbon tax is the best way to solve the problem of global warming have been assaulted in online alleys by Big Oil's goons.
Of course, all the attacks in the world can't change the facts. The risks of fossil-fueled climate change are real and significant, despite the efforts of a petroleum-powered noise machine to convince people otherwise.