Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

February 28, 2013

Be mindful of actions that impact earth

This letter is in response to your article titled “Climate contradiction: scientists say less snow, more blizzards” in the Feb. 19 paper.

What a wonderful privilege it is to be able to share my thoughts with you. If you want to help curb climate change and carbon emissions (and we desperately need to for us now and future generations), and also live a more fulfilling life, get outside and into nature. Seek wilderness where you can find it. Get away from your artificial entertainment (i.e. radio, computers, video games, televisions, iPhones, iPods, iPads, Blackberries). Are you really so dumb you need a smart phone?

Stop being a slave to these things and stop feeding the earth-killing, manufacturing commercial beast. Let’s get back in touch with nature. If you live in the cities or suburbs, sorry but man has ruined nature for you. Please travel to the nearest local, state or national park.

Also, would everyone please turn off the lights at night, unless you are a hospital, nursing home or EMT or fire department. I am talking about households and businesses and dusk-to-dawn lights. God made the earth to be dark at night, and so it should be.

Please consider not only these things but also everything you do and everything you use. Always be mindful of how the earth is being impacted. You may be surprised at how rewarding this can be. Let’s do this and preserve God’s wonderful creation.

Amy Altizer

Bland, Va.

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