Letter: Global warming cause no real mystery; it’s humans


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 11:50 am
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I don't know why it's such a mystery as to why the Earth is warming. There are over (way over) 7 billion people on this Earth, all of them at close to 100 degrees. Why shouldn't the Earth be warming?

Simple logic should tell us, there are too many people. Earth cannot sustain the human assault against her.

Humans constantly pollute by every means possible. We destroy by greed, indifference, trashing every inch with garbage, cigarette butts and their packaging. Humans are lazy, filthy, greedy, entitled creatures.

How many times have you seen a soda can, fast-food cup, papers, etc., come flying out of a car window? How many women have you seen throw a disposable diaper under their car in a parking lot and drive off?

There is no quick fix for our damage, our greed, our indifference. We are killing this planet, and somebody had better figure that out, pretty damn quick! There is no coming back from that.

All of the good things this Earth has provided for us are disappearing. There are resources gone that we will never get back.

There are whole species of animals being driven to extinction (tigers, rhinos), so men can keep their nether-regions working.

I say, if you can't get it working, guys, get another hobby. Maybe you should get a rake and a bag and start cleaning something; get rid of some of the garbage (you've probably helped create) that is choking our Mother Earth.
Use your energy to do something good for a change.

Gerry Leonard,
Rock Island



















 



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