Letter: Moose in a coal mine
‘Warm winters, ticks challenging moose,” the AP story published July 8, should send a subtle warning to Monitor readers.
In case anyone missed the message, the moose are like “canaries in the mine,” sending a warning about how warming winters, most likely caused by human-driven climate change, can disrupt nature’s delicate balances.
Humans are also being impacted by climate change, and in many harmful ways, ranging from more fires and floods to higher food prices. And things will get worse unless we act.
Monitor readers would be wise to pay attention to this issue. It is subtle, but very real, serious and in need of our urgent attention. Check out epa.gov/climatechange for more.
To encourage action at the top level needed, please call the White House comment line, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 202-456-1111; tell them that you’d like the United States to help preserve a livable climate.