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Dr. Loren Wood: Climate change is human issue







As someone who participated in the Climate Change Rally in Steamboat on Saturday, April 29, I would like to say a few thank yous. Thank you to the organizers, the Colorado Sierra Club and to the fellow rally participants who made this event possible.

I would also like to thank the following: the many friendly people who honked and waved as they drove by the Routt County Courthouse, Avery Canvender at Bud Werner Memorial Library for making my rally poster, the red haired lady who led us in a rousing rendition of “This Land is Your Land,” the couple who drove from Eagle to be at the rally and to the local people like Nancy Spillane, who I am told attended the Climate Change March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Climate change is real and is not a political issue; it is a human issue since it affects everyone. Many jobs are being lost due to climate change — just ask the thousands of American farmers who are losing crops and jobs.

Finally, I would like to thank Native Americans for respecting Mother Earth for hundreds of years. We need the Native American principle of the “7th Generation” today. That principle states that we must consider every decision in light of how it affects our descendants seven generations from now.

Dr. Loren Wood

Oak Creek