Don't think climate change

To the Editor:

We don't care if it rains or freezes, long as we've got deniers to please us. Zip your lip, don't even think "climate change."

Global warming's grown enormous, 10 hottest years ever just since 2000. All those smokestacks, jets and rockets, fuel sales line Big Oil's pockets. Big Oil's profits soaring off the charts. But Exxon-Mobil's told us nothing's changed.

Wind, storms, large hail, if it rains at all. In Irasburg and Barton, trees are down in the storm. The brook's running low and the lake's gone down, lucky that the lawn hasn't turned all brown. Summer days hit 90. What's for fall?

Goldenrod blooming since mid-July. Well, sugaring weather came in January. Heat wave in March, then hard frost bit. No way is global warming happening here! Bears woke early, set out to roam-through the woods, then by your home. Got bird seed? Garbage?

Corn can't grow so cattle go to slaughter. Forests burn, heat waves keep on getting hotter. Hunger stalks as Midwestern crops dry up and die. Grow your own and help your neighbor, don't waste power, don't waste water. See the ways we're all connected.

Gusts between 60 and 70 mph in Colchester. Gorgeous days in still-green Vermont. Zip your lip, don't even think "climate change."

Elizabeth Champagne

St. Johnsbury, Vt.

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