Letters to the Editor

Climate change should be our primary issue | Letters | March 13

As a person of faith, a scientist, and most importantly, a parent, I believe that we need to take bold action to avoid the most serious impacts of climate change.

We’ve heard the science, seen the photos of melting glaciers on Greenland, stranded polar bears, Katrina victims.

But if you’re like me, it still isn’t close enough to home to cause me to change my life in any dramatic way. What stops me cold, however, is asking, “Is this the legacy I want to leave my children?”

It will take a groundswell of support from the public to reverse course in our carbon emissions, but we’ve seen that a groundswell can happen!

Make this day the day you take a stand for the next generation.

1. Support our legislators in Olympia in passing the governor’s climate change bill. Call their offices and urge action that supports Washington’s role in the Western Climate Initiative.

2. Attend the Interfaith Climate Action Vigil at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church from 6:30-6:45 p.m. this Friday, March 13. By your presence let others know that action is needed now.

This is our time, and this is our issue.

Marcia Lagerloef

Bainbridge Island

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