LETTER: Advice from a Raging Granny

From reader Marylee Banyard

Recently I have joined the student climate strike in their huge concern for their futures. I have also become a Raging Granny, raging against rude and overly aggressive politicians who concentrate on destroying each other rather than coming together to solve issues that could very likely cause the extinction of life on earth.

We have little time, but many solutions. Some are to encourage innovation to transition fast from fossil fuels to clean energy, to work on carbon capture and adjust agricultural and tree planting practices. We must also choose our local and personal options to lessen our footprints. These are matters about which our politicians could have influence.

As we question candidates in the coming election let’s keep these issues in mind and call for urgent, respectful and collaborative action to pull us together in resolving this difficult crisis regarding the future of our young people and the planet. We need to choose leaders based on their concern for issues rather than shaming their oppositions.

Marylee Banyard

Nelson

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