Letter: Believe in global warming
Thank you, Mr. Jim Renner, for your letter to the Gazette-Journal on Aug. 4, 2011 ("Short-term profits do not justify long-term loss). The earth is a closed system and what we do in our space affects people and the planet all around us. This is why we need global cooperation to maintain health in the universe. Some people think a small amount of pollution doesn’t mater. It all adds up and we have put a lot into it. Just as medication has to be measured and monitored in the human body so does the earth need this attention. Someone has to do it. I have heard it said "When the last fish is caught, the last river polluted and the last tree cut down, only then will mankind realize he can’t eat money."
The Concerned Citizens of the Middle Peninsula Steering Committee in my opinion needs to be more concerned about the air we breathe, the water we all need to survive, and the earth we walk on—all of us.
If Mrs. Machen isn’t convinced about global warming ("Local planning decisions not being influenced by outside entities," Aug. 4) she should visit the home of the polar bears, witness the dead trees due to bug infestation because it’s not cold enough to kill the bugs which makes the trees catch fire and we have forest fires a lot. I am convinced, Mrs. Machen.