Re: Climate change to wilt food supply, March 6Sadly, these periodic recognitions of climate doom are likely be too little, too late, but at least we will recognize, when the time comes, that we were collectively responsible for our demise.
This story makes it clear that those scientists predicting the end of planet Earth in a few hundred years are more accurate than many would believe. Climate change, rising sea levels, deforestation, fishing the oceans bare, the slaughter of our wildlife, the ongoing pollution of air, land and water, new diseases emerging, overpopulation, global terrorism, the real threat of a major world war, etc. should make all those denying the grim reality pull their heads out of the sand.
Sadly, it’s too late. Man’s ignorance has placed this world on the “fast track” to its doom.
I am nearly 70 and can honestly say that I am glad to be “on the way out.” I weep for those now being born.
Planet Earth could have been a paradise. Corporate greed (profits trump the environment) and the lust for power will bring it to an end.
I think of an old saying. “This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.”
Robert Trowell, Ingersoll
Congratulations to the Star for its stand on climate change. In addition to its March 6 editorial (“Going green no time soon”), there were four great letters under the headline: “Feeling hopeless over climate change.” On the previous page, A9, there is yet another article supporting attempts to roll back climate change: “Climate change will wilt food supply.”
One thing we must know is where we should be heading in this struggle. Unless we get our carbon dioxide emissions down to the level that the world’s vegetation can assimilate, we are doomed.
Canada’s part in this process, according to our population, is 42 megatonnes of carbon dioxide annually. In 2014 we produced 699 megatonnes.
We have a long way to go. Let’s make sure that we know the destination. Let’s hope that the Star will continue to guide us.
Ken Ranney, Peterborough
And as a graphic illustration of our peril, you might want to take a look at this: