Time to curb fossil fuels

Don Brunell’s guest opinion in the May 14 Sequim Gazette (“‘The Princess and the Pea’,” page A-10) reminds us that fossil fuels provide much of our sustenance and creature comforts.

Don Brunell’s guest opinion in the May 14 Sequim Gazette (“‘The Princess and the Pea’,” page A-10) reminds us that fossil fuels provide much of our sustenance and creature comforts.

His point seems to be that we should go right on doing what we are doing and ignore the very real threats of global warming that are a direct result of fossil fuel burning. Talk about having one’s head in the sand!

Unless we replace fossil fuel burning with renewable energy sources we will cause havoc in the U.S. and around the world on a scale never before experienced by humankind. We can, and are figuring out solutions, although too slowly, thanks to efforts by the fossil fuel industry and articles like Mr. Brunell’s to convince us to just keep doing what we are doing.

Most of us have children and grandchildren. It’s time we faced up to our responsibility to them.

Bob Lynette

Sequim

 

More in Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor — Feb. 20, 2019

Law enforcement should follow the law As a citizen of Washington state… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Feb. 6, 2019

Thanks to community for support at OCS Last week (Jan. 20-26) was… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Jan. 30, 2019

Border wall opposition is hurting the nation Is there something wrong with… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Dec. 19, 2018

Give yourself a gift Throw out the concept and phrase: “Just Move”… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Dec. 12, 2018

Column hits the mark I so appreciated Lorraine Loomis’ guest opinion in… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Nov. 21, 2018

Much thanks to a generous community Again, the community of Sequim was… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Nov. 14, 2018

Thanks for your support of Fire District 3 Clallam County Fire District… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 7, 2018

Reimbursements cuts run deep for OMC, locals The Centers for Medicare and… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Oct. 24, 2018

Back the levy lid lift We are writing to ask for support… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Oct. 17, 2018

Neupert, Benedict, Nichols The Clallam County justice system affects us more personally… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Oct. 10, 2018

Vote yes, twice This morning, my 3-year-old daughter was getting ready to… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Oct. 3, 2018

Vote yes on Props 1, 2 A library is an essential element… Continue reading