Los Angeles Times
If burning sequoias won’t do it ...
Re “Sequoia groves under threat,” Sept. 14, and “Climate woes may show in your cup of joe,” column, Sept. 14
You saw news photos of those cute Australian koalas with scorched fur and paws, and you were sad. Then you skipped over the news article about how all those immigrants are coming here because climate change has imperiled local agriculture and therefore their livelihoods.
You were so angry when your trip to a tropical island had to be canceled because of yet another hurricane. Then you blew up at your neighbor who questioned you for running your air conditioner all night long.
Your kids quit eating meat — what’s up with that? You complained when your mother came to live with you after her home burned down in one of those wildfires.
Now you read that coffee plants, the source of your daily survival tonic, could become extinct. It’s just too much! Somebody should do something about all this, right?