The commentary “With climate change skeptics in charge, agriculture as we know it is in danger” (Aug. 22) by Tobias Winright of St. Louis University is balanced, carefully written and reasoned.
The Society of Mary (Marianists), of which I am a member, has been engaged in the educational ministry in Missouri for more than 100 years. We are deeply concerned with the future of this state and its agriculture.
A friend of mine recently told me that “all this talk about climate change is a hoax and is politically motivated.” It’s one thing to hear that from him. It is something much more serious to hear it from the highest level of governmental agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and (possibly) the Department of Agriculture.
The last three popes have emphasized that the degradation of “our common home” is a deeply moral issue, one that will impact the poor and the vulnerable most profoundly.
On behalf of the Marianists, I am asking our congressional representatives to join the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus, to co-sponsor the Climate Solutions Commission Act of 2017 (HR 2326), and to find additional ways to safeguard the future of our environment, including Midwestern agriculture.
My friend and 97 percent of international scientists can’t both be right.Discover More