Open your eyes to climate change
People like Seth Whitehead, executive director of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board, who recently wrote that there’s no climate benefit to keeping Obama-era rules on curbing methane emissions, don’t get it.
The Earth is our only home. Mars is pure delusion. Our use of fossil fuels has changed the climate and thus changed all weather patterns. Life as we’ve known it has changed for the long term. So the argument should be that we need to limit the emissions of any additional noncondensing greenhouse gases, including that 1.2% Seth considers irrelevant, not ignore them to save a few jobs. Or we will suffer the consequences.
People need to understand that global warming is but one of many problems that life on Earth faces because of human activity and our excessive population. Wildlife populations are in decline; we have been driving an extinction event that we will not survive, our own existence depending on the web of life. Jeffery Biss, Elgin
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