Regarding Carolyn Eady’s letter, “Need to address climate change is very urgent,” and in response to a website comment by a Gordon J. Fulks, policy advisor at the Heartland Institute:
The younger ones are those who are going to be hit full force with this inferno. It’s already devastating those who are poor in every country. Humans now number more than 7.6 billion, as the other animal species populations plummet — except cockroaches and rats. Even starlings are rare, this silent spring and summer.
Of course, in geologic time, it doesn’t matter a bit. But to your children and grandchildren, it will mean more destitution, and even more violence. As a professional agitator for the Heartland Institute, I know you know this stuff.
We live in a perilous time, when the Heartland is distracting us from finding ways to survive on an earth as we have known it, in the manner to which we have become accustomed — like electricity (most of the time), public water and sewage service, and the ability to drive around in single-passenger cars and buy tons of stuff in giant supermarkets.
Thank you, Carolyn Eady, for your ceaseless work to preserve what are now among the last remaining older-growth forested areas on the planet. Fulks’ scientific integrity and credibility doesn’t hold a candle to yours.