Letters to the Editor

Our planet Earth: Time to make a choice

— image credit:

I recently read a letter to a newspaper in which the author seemed to almost beg: “Our world has been poisoned and will ultimately die unless we use our only power, which is to come together...”

However, I pretty much see matters as a given when it comes to Earth’s future as an ecologically moderately healthy planet.

I’m convinced we will eventually find ourselves at the most crucial juncture – perhaps since the extinction level event which took out the dinosaurs – involving the quality of our existence.

Either we make a 90-degree turn in one direction, favouring economic and job growth, especially involving the natural resource and mineral sectors, or we turn 90 degrees in the opposite direction, resulting in a potential world of peace, pristine environment, no hunger and no illness and suffering.

Perhaps I’m just too cynical, but from what I’ve observed, we likely won’t turn in the correct direction.


Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead
Oldest snake fossils discovered in museum
Canadians OK with killing terrorists: Harper
Police look for help in identifying robbery suspect
School board wants provincial wage freeze lifted
Gene profile may differ in siblings with autism
Five things to know as Parliament resumes
Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.