Letter to the editor 3, Oct. 10, 2019

Wee rant

Dear Editor,

‘To save, or not to save,’ the planet - the world’s latest schism might best be addressed, for us common folk, by arguing and criticizing less.

Stow the arguments, ‘not to save,’ that the world takes care of itself, that science is biased, that we aren’t going to change what the Earth does, that species go extinct on a regular basis, and it’s all normal...

Stow the arguments, ‘to save,’ that entire species are dying, that the planet is being compromised by human action - or inaction - the globe is warming, sea levels rising...

History has included both a much hotter and a much colder globe, either of which would be upsetting/detrimental, to say the least, to all.

Regardless, the Earth will indeed follow its own contradictory path, to each conclusion, while we similarly follow ours.

There’s no need to spend all of time arguing.

Waste less, pollute less, be kind to others, leave things as nice, or better, than you found them and enjoy this nice place.


Ian Grant


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