Can't avoid pollution effects


Published: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 12:05 a.m.

I applaud The Gainesville Sun for its article (Jan. 2), "Warming forces species to relocate." What a relief to see some stark facts about global warming.

Public avoidance of the consequences of global warming is a little like the personal avoidance of the serious health consequences of smoking or drinking. We're so engrossed in the pleasure of pollution that we refuse to see its long-term results.

I appreciate seeing eye-opening articles that bring to light our habitat's health. It's going to take reputable new sources and honest reporting of this situation to bring us out of denial and disbelief about the seriousness of the global warming trend.

Because I am hopeful, I will keep doing my part by reducing, reusing and recycling and trying to inspire the same. I live in hope that the declining condition of the only home that we have will bring the whole human race together for the common good: our survival.

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