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Letter to the Editor: Climate Change Bell Clanging Loudly!!

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From Bill Kucha, Depoe Bay

I keep hearing the refrain to explain why more isn’t being done in regards to the climate crisis – “its just not time, people are not ready to deal with it.” That’s true. It isn’t time. It’s way past time – and now we have an emergency on our hands. If we hope to salvage enough of the ground we’ve lost to even hope for a livable planet in the near future, we had better move this concern to front-and-center and do it NOW!

Our political leadership at all levels of government is dragging their feet instead of enacting strategies that would reverse what is already happening. What more has to happen to get things moving more rapidly? The world is literally on fire! Many climate activist, including myself, are suffering from burnout from having rung the alarm year after year only to get a cool response and the warning, “better not alarm or scare people.”

Well, guess what? We should be darn scared at what is taking place before our eyes and even more scared at what isn’t happening – like people not taking notice and not acting effectively to combat the crisis.

Get going people! Shake things up!  Find and elect officials that care because the ones we have now are not doing nearly enough to save the day. We are in serious trouble and need to act boldly because denying the facts won’t save us.

Bill Kucha
Depoe Bay

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