Letter to the editor: Local weather change calls for a way of life change

Letter to the editor: Climate change demands a lifestyle change

Are you feeling despair over the deteriorating situations within the Gulf of Maine, ensuing from overheating and acidification of the waters, as reported Dec. 6 (“Gulf of Maine has third-warmest yr on report,” Web page A1)?

Are you feeling powerless since you consider that there’s nothing you are able to do to vary the threats of worldwide warming?

Are you feeling indignant that authorities our bodies are doing nothing to forestall the worst disasters that mankind has ever confronted ensuing from local weather change?

Are you feeling hopeless in regards to the future on your kids and grandchildren, who will face the worst of local weather change?

Do you’ve got emotions of frustration and anxiousness over the complete state of affairs?

There’s a resolution to this immense worldwide drawback, however it is going to be expensive. Extraordinarily expensive. But it is going to be higher than doing nothing and dealing with the dire penalties for many life on the planet.

Mainers and different customers must make sacrifices. We merely should cut back our manufacturing of air- and water-warming gases instantly, if not sooner.

To perform this aim, all of us should restrict our journey to requirements. No extra cross-country or worldwide trip journeys. We must droop our buying powers and purchase solely requirements. And, lastly, we should cease consuming animal meals. There are lots of different actions that we are able to take, however these are crucial.

Now we have been residing as if our life actions haven’t any affect on the environment. We have to change this perspective. All these actions will upset world economies. However we must adapt to this new state of affairs by creating different industries which might be much less fossil-fuel consuming. From what local weather scientists inform us, we solely have 10 to 20 years to make the adjustments that can stop the planet’s worst catastrophes.

Len Frenkel

South Portland

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