2017-06-01 / Letters to the Editor

Whitehouse using scare tactics regarding sea rise

To the editor:

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in his May 18, 2017 article “Not too late to stop dangerous sea rise” does all he can to scare readers.

Fear is a wonderful tool to bully people into allowing “solutions” that do nothing, or actually do harm. Inciting a fear and panic, without offering a single reasonable plan of action to remedy the problem, is irresponsible.

Sen. Whitehouse in his very, very long article, seems not to be able to squeeze in a single suggestion of what a concerned citizens might do. There is not a single reference to any plan, nor is there any reference to a more detailed analysis of the problem.

There are some citizens who are intelligent enough to go beyond a “the sky is falling” panic, that would like more facts, scare tactics.

Brian Gardner
Port Avenue

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