TO THE EDITOR:
I write to inform you and the students at Chapel Hill that there will be a sympathy march on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the People’s Climate March in New York.
There is much to fear these days. Will we sink in the acidic ocean waters and regret the day we industrialized? Will we allow our politicians to serve only the rich and abandon the rest of us and nature? Will we fall into such a starved and desperate state that totalitarianism seems not only necessary but also morally required?
Before I speculate more on the possible horrors that await us, I want to say, too, that there is much to hope for.
We can replace the darkness of coal and oil with the brightness of sun and wind. We can build communities where rich and poor alike can weather the coming storms of the 21st century.