Climate change: Don’t be quick to dismiss it

Do you love your children and grandchildren enough?

This is my first question. My next is do you think you could ever be mistaken?

Are you willing to put the future of your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in terrible jeopardy because you made a mistake in judgment? Because you did nothing? Because it was easier for you to do nothing?

Can you face dying with that knowledge, that it was easier to do nothing and hope you were right? Doubt is a very hard feeling with which to live and especially to die.

Why am I asking these questions?

Because I am challenging you to think that as a climate change denier, you might be wrong, and to be wrong on this question, if I am right, is very dangerous for the future of those you purport to love.

We all like to think that we love our children and want their world to be better if possible, their lives to be as good or better if possible than our own. We like to think that we will act in the best interests of their future. It is why we save money for them, plan for their future.

There is a major industry, insurance, built around this natural feeling. But if you recognize that you do not know everything, and that you just might be wrong, as any human being can be, have you done what is best for them, if you are wrong?

Have you told yourself that there is nothing one person can do, even if you are wrong? That is certainly the easier way to look at it. But will your conscience let you live with and die with that?

All I want to do is ask you these questions and have you think about them seriously and carefully.

Have you ever been wrong?

Frances Hugg

Hollidaysburg

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