At this rate, no need to worry about the world we leave our grandchildren

May 17, 2010

It must appear to life forms on other planets who might be observing the current oil spill in the Gulf that a bunch of nuts run the show on this one.

Our rising population together with advances in technology are giving rise to ever declining numbers in the natural world. For instance, did you know that over 70 percent of shore birds never make it through their migratory flights due to man-made disasters such oils spills and over-fishing?

We seem to put Band-Aids on chronic problems, never fixing them and ridiculing those advocate that we do. At least we don't have to worry about leaving various problems to our grandchildren; at the rate we're going, they'll be our problems only.

Maryanne Nobile, Gwynn Oak

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