Debate gone on environment

Re: Contradictions plague enviro movement, B.C. Views, April 25, 2012.

Re: Contradictions plague enviro movement, B.C. Views, April 25, 2012.

So, Tom Fletcher, what are you saying to me? It seems that you are telling me that the environmental movement is a sham. Do you think that it is a front for a dangerous group that is trying to “greenwash” our brains?

I am not a dummy (or maybe I am — I’m writing to you as if you could possibly hear me).

I am tired of the bickering. It’s your planet also.

Maybe you even have children, or grandchildren. And yes, “they” have convinced me that the planet and the human race are at risk.

So even if it’s a long shot, I’d like to see some attention to that detail. I think it matters that we don’t seem to have learned the lessons of the oil spills.

Do you think that they did nothing? Do you think that the oil companies have our best interests at heart?

Do you think that the status quo is the only way to go to be able to achieve financial stability?

I am not particularly concerned that you voice these opinions. I agree with you that there is a public relations war being waged. It makes a difference to me what you think, since a great many people seem to agree with you.

My point is simply that I am tired and saddened by the seeming impossibility of reasonable debate, leading to reasonable action that would benefit us all.

Ellie Friedenberg

Victoria

 

 

 

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