Letter to the editor – climate change


Dear Editor,

It seems that almost every time one of your regular contributors disses climate change and thinks it’s mostly nonsense, I come across something very interesting when I’m reading.

In a book from our local library entitled “Notes on a Nervous Planet”, by author Matt Haig, he states on the environment: “In 2016, at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town, leading scientists said that we were leaving the Holocene epoch – one marked by 12,000 years of stable climate since last the Ice Age – and entering something else: the Anthropocene age, or “new age of man”. The massive acceleration of carbon dioxide emissions, sea level rises, the pollution of our oceans, the increase in plastic (plastic production has multiplied 20 times since the 1960s according to the World Economic Form), the rapid extinction of species, deforestation, industrialized farming and fishing, and urban development meant for those scientists that we have arrived at a new interval of Earth time.

So, modern life is, basically slowly killing the planet. Small wonder that toxic societies can damage us too”.

Kath Piché


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