AS AN ex-meteorologist I am horrified at some of the things that are being written and that I'm hearing concerning 'climate change'.

We are terrifying people, especially young children, by statements such as in one letter in the Gazette 'that livelihoods (and possibly lives) of millions of people are under threat' because of climate change (Letters, June 13, 'Millions are under threat').

This scaremongering has to stop. Climate change is a natural phenomenon, it always has been and always will be and nothing man does will make a difference - nature will always prevail.

Yes, man is polluting the air we breathe and this is nothing new. I am old enough to remember the 'smogs' in the 1940s and we should try to improve our air quality in our cities and on our roads etc, but this will not affect the climate.

Valerie A. Jones