Letters to the Editor

Protect Spaceship Earth

We are 7.4 billion passengers hurtling through space at 66,000 mph on our space ship — Earth.

Our leaders should be more concerned with protecting our life-support systems than generating more jobs to fulfill a campaign promise. Cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, slashing inconvenient climate change research, and withdrawal from the globally endorsed Paris Accord recklessly endanger the planet’s survival.

Substantial evidence shows the Earth is warming, polar ice melting, and sea levels rising from a variety of causes, and humans’ actions are a part of it. There is a point of no return.

Our children and grandchildren eventually will suffer the consequences of a drastically changed and, potentially, irreversibly damaged planet. Political posturing and misguided goals needlessly threaten our futures.

Chuck Latshaw, Palmetto Bay

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