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Letter: Plant trees, dig ponds and overcome this too

'The authorities aren’t looking out for the Earth. We citizens have to do that. After three years studying the psychology of climate change, I was thoroughly dismayed. However, I was also heartened by all the students around me, and all the people fighting alongside us.'
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Editor:  

If our ancestors are watching over us, let’s make them proud. Let us not allow our spectacular, unique, biosdiverse planet to simply waste into a desert. After all we have overcome as a human race, all the art we have created, the music we’ve made, the beauty of the love and bonds and families and homes we’ve built around the world... let’s not let climate change destroy our earthly home. There is so much of value to protect here, as we float around in space in the most incredible, impossible situation. Life. Period. 

There is no problem larger and more pressing than climate change. (Besides apathy, that is.) Tune into COP27. And more importantly, tune into criticism of COP27. 

The authorities aren’t looking out for the Earth. We citizens have to do that. After three years studying the psychology of climate change, I was thoroughly dismayed. 

However, I was also heartened by all the students around me, and all the people fighting alongside us. I believe we can do it. Plant trees, and dig ponds. I repeat! Plant trees, and dig ponds! 

Rowan McEwen, Roberts Creek  

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