We should just en­joy ‘what life is left on our dy­ing planet’

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

I am a re­al­ist and based on the cur­rent sci­ence, I do not see how as a world we can re­duce global warm­ing.

The United States and its ter­ri­to­ries make up 6% of the world’s land mass. We are 4% of the world’s pop­u­la­tion. If we spend tril­lions of dol­lars on our prob­lems, that does not mean the rest of the world will do or can af­ford to do the same.

Based on this, I sug­gest that we con­cen­trate on liv­ing these fi­nal years as good peo­ple lov­ing our neigh­bors and en­joy­ing what life is left on our dy­ing planet.

The world may re­cover as it has in the past when man is gone. Many will say this is neg­a­tive. If you have a way to mo­ti­vate the en­tire world in the same di­rec­tion, more power to you.

To ac­cept the re­al­ity of our sit­u­a­tion is hard, but if I am right we save tril­lions that can be used to make our lives just a lit­tle bet­ter for a while longer.

John Reilly North White­hall Township

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