We must all act to stem climate chaos

first_imgNumerous reports indicate that climate change, perhaps more accurately called climate chaos, is rapidly worsening. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Do humans have the ability to contain it, and, if so, do we have enough sense to do so? Will we preserve the ability of the Earth to sustain high-quality life over the coming decades and centuries? Are we smarter than dinosaurs?Limiting climate chaos must be linked to creating greater economic opportunities for the poorest one-third of humanity who have little income and use few resources.The wealthiest one-tenth use the bulk of energy and resources worldwide. Most live in the United States, China, Japan and Europe; many own large homes, drive automobiles, fly often and create vast amounts of trash. My sense is that the world’s wealthiest 10 percent, and especially the top 1 percent, will have to become far more efficient and renewable in our use of resources and energy, and most of us will have to scale back on how much we use, if humans are to have any hope of containing and reversing climate chaos.Tom EllisAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img

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