.Letters, Week of Nov. 30

Acting Locally

Another excellent article by intrepid investigative reporter Peter Bryne, with deeply disturbing photos that Jocelyn Knight took which accompany the text!

Interestingly, on the same day I picked up your periodical, an email arrived from the campaign account of Congressmember Jared Huffman, wanting to “share reflections and experiences” from the climate catastrophe conference (COP27) he’d just gotten back from attending in Egypt. Unfortunately, that conference apparently neglected to include within its teachings a phrase initially used around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970: “Think globally, act locally.”

There is no denying our continued meaningful habitation upon this planet requires that eight billion people everywhere exhibit a level of care and stewardship heretofore lacking from too many. However, one does not need to fly over 7,000 miles from California to find obvious opportunities to change course regarding the plight of our planet. 

Point Reyes National Seashore, wholly within Huffman’s own congressional district, has significant climate altering pollution problems which have festered for decades. These could easily be solved with simple solutions; promptly get the non-Indigenous cattle and their ranchers out of the place “We the People” already paid for long ago, then fully restore the habitat plus Indigenous civilizations’ sacred sites. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tim Smith

Former Mayor of Rohnert Park

Sunlight

Holy cow?!? Excellent reporting, Peter Byrne and Bohemian! Thank you, and keep up the good work. We can only hope this situation improves sooner than later because of your efforts to bring it out in the open!

John Albritton

Via Bohemian.com

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