To the Editor
October 24, 2019
Rainforests under siege
To the Editor:
The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists notes it’s 2 minutes to midnight. They list the unfolding climate catastrophe to be just as much an existential threat as that of nuclear war. A nuclear war can start with one push of a button.
But our unfolding climate catastrophe started long ago with daily acts of denial by our elected officials in the service of extractivism — rather than the public interest.
Regardless of whether it is raining outside, Southeast Alaska has been facing “severe” and/or, “extreme drought” for the la...