Letter to the editor – climate change


Dear Editor,

I find all of these back and forth arguments about climate change, or rather the causes of it, a distraction from the underlying message of environmental responsibility.
The bottom line, based on indisputable science, is that pollution in all its forms, be it carbon emissions, chemicals and plastics that are filling our bodies of water…harms all of the ecosystems, and all those that live within them, including humans. Breathing polluted air, eating food that is grown or raised in polluted earth or water does not bode well for human longevity.

And if we do not care about the health and longevity of the human race, let’s at least care about the non-human life that are held hostage by what we humans do. Sea life for example, does not exist well on a diet of plastic and toxic chemicals.

So, let’s stop arguing about who/what to blame for climate change, or if it is even happening, and move on to owning our responsibility to take care of this planet which sustains life. There can be no argument that healthy food and clean water and air is not a good thing, for the planet and all who live on it.

Meredith Gowling, via Facebook


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