To the editor,
Clearly there has been discouragingly insufficient political courage and will to properly act upon the cause-and-effect of man-made global warming and climate change.
“Liberals” and “conservatives” (etcetera) are overly preoccupied with vociferously criticizing one another for their politics and beliefs thus diverting attention away from the greatest polluters’ moral and ethical corruption, where it should and needs to be sharply focused.
To me, general human existence has for too long been analogous to a cafeteria line-up consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line. Many of them further fight over to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie and how much they should have to pay for it — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by (besides the wealthiest passengers) the fossil fuel industry, is on fire and toxifying at locations not normally investigated.
But I still see some hope for spaceship Earth and therefore humankind due to environmentally conscious and active children, especially those who are approaching/reaching voting age. In contrast, the dinosaur electorate who have been voting into high office consecutive mass-pollution promoting or complicit/complacent governments for decades are gradually dying off thus making way for far more healthy-planet-thus-people minded voters.
Frank Sterle Jr.,
White Rock, B.C.