Climate Concerns

I am a concerned 6th-grade student at Live Oak Charter School in Petaluma, California, and I stand with the children and future generations of Earth. There is a problem that we need to fix and its name is climate change.

Climate change happens when we disturb the natural carbon cycle by taking fossil fuels from the earth and burning them. By doing that we release greenhouse gases, including CO₂ into the air, causing more extreme temperatures, especially heat. This heat makes glaciers melt, causing flooding and water level changes. It also causes more ocean acidity, killing coral and fish. Climate change is disturbing many natural cycles and it could seriously damage the future. However, we can still fix this.

You can help us stop climate change by using compostable and reusable packaging and riding a bike or using public transport more than using a car. You can help even more by voting for The Green New Deal. Thank you.

Ben H. Wrightsman


Dark Stars

Long before Dan O’Bannon wrote Alien, (“The Thing Emerges,” Oct. 9) he and I spent years in deep space aboard the scout ship Dark Star (John Carpenter’s 1974 debut feature film). When Dan watched a screening of a handful of movie goers staring blankly at the screen, he stormed out and said, “F’em! If I can’t make them laugh, I’ll scare the shit out of them.” Well done, Dan. Well done.

Brian Narelle

Rohnert Park


There are so many nice and quiet wine shops in that area, (“A Day in the Valley,” Oct. 2) and I just love to go there and just have a good time. You can try so many different wines in those shops that it is amazing.

Greg Zyn


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