Let’s do something

Oh, Colorado, keep on fracking and drilling. Think what it’s doing for the economy! Support the XL pipeline and the huge proposed coal terminal on the West Coast designed to send coal overseas. Trouble is, all this fossil fuel is contributing to the slow death of our planet. (I always wonder why the nay-sayers think they know so much more than Earth’s atmospheric scientists.)

If we put even half the effort and subsidies given to the fossil fuel industries into alternative fuels, and encouraged China and India to do the same, we might have a chance to slow climate change. Yeb Sano, the Philippines’ delegate to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, this week challenged the members to “get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of your armchair,” and go see the parts of the world so badly affected by climate change. He added, “You may want to pay a visit to the Philippines right now.”

I have no way to influence our policy makers. Perhaps, someone reading this does. It would be a comfort to think so.

Katherine Delanoy


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