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LETTER: Robert's head is stuck in the sand!

June 1st, 2019 5:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – I am writing in response to Robert Sullivan’s letter regarding climate change being ‘a made-up issue.’ It has made me feel angry and frustrated, so much so that I have had to take pen to paper. 

Why has he got his head stuck in the sand? He needs to wake up and feel the sunshine!

What is wrong with people? Can they not see what we as humans are doing to the planet which supports us so unconditionally and keeps on giving even though we are taking everything we can from it?

We need to take action now to try and reduce the harm we are doing. We are using and abusing the earth’s resources for short-term financial profit, with no regard for the consequences. 

Why are so many people in denial that the way we currently live is not sustainable? Why are they so against making changes to protect the planet? Surely it is in everyone’s interest to protect the planet for ourselves and future generations. 

We do not have control over the politics in other countries which cause wars and result in the abuse and death of innocent people. We do have the power to take action now to try and reduce the amount of pollution we are creating in our own country and to try and reduce our consumption of natural resources.

And, included in this consumption, we need to consider the amount of meat and dairy produced and consumed by us as a nation.

Does Mr Sullivan not realise that ‘there is no Planet B.’ It’s not failed scientists and ageing hippies that are crying out for change; it is ordinary people like me and my 10-year-old daughter who are crying out for change.

Yours sincerely,

Anne-Marie Harrington,

Glengarriff.

 

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