If we continue to do nothing to stop global warming, by the end of this century the CO2 level could triple and the earth's temperature could rise as much as 5 degrees.
Half of Florida and much of the eastern part of Menlo Park will disappear under water, at the same time we will experience severe droughts and loss of snowpacks.
Denial doesn't change the facts. Global warming is real — just ask the drowning polar bears.
Unless we have another planet to send our children and grandchildren to, the wise course of action is to do everything in our power to save our planet. And now is a good time to start.
-- Elizabeth Lasensky
This letter was published in the May 9, 2007, issue of the Almanac.
This story contains 170 words.
If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.
If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.