COLLINS – Climate change is a huge concern in 2023
ASIDE FROM SO MANY issues facing us in the year ahead, climate change must be kept near the top of the list.
So many of us see the effects of this change, but because there are so many issues like health care and the economy, we tend not to put it at the top of our list of concerns.
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And many put all the climate events into a single basket, claiming these are cyclical events that happen every so often, and things will eventually return to normal.
They won’t. And they won’t because we fail to recognize the signs that indicate there is a “new normal” that we are going to have to deal with.
Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.
Maybe the economic paradigm that gave us so much material wealth (especially to a relatively few participants) concurrently with global warming, huge health problems, substance abuse problems, community safety problems and affordability problems needs a bit of a review? We don’t need to be “woke” about it and we don’t want to encourage mediocrity but the future is seriously looking precarious unless we dare to be less of or perhaps different than what we have been thus far. Can the chart of the “rights and freedoms” be replaced with the chart of “ obligations and responsibilities”? Can that be the start?