Letter: Resident gives advice on weathering climate change

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To the Editor:

Climate change has been in the news lately, and as per tradition of news, with a hovering air of doom and gloom. This phenomenon is made even worse on social media. One expects to see a small cloud of doom and gloom surrounding all the climate doomists, with perhaps the world's smallest violin playing for affect. And yet, what good does preaching the end of the world do? Studies have shown heighted levels of anxiety for children as young as middle school.

What can you, as parents, as people, to be proactive on climate change? There is a short window which will result in actions that won't rapidly change our lifestyles ten years down the road (I should make it clear: there is always time to take action on climate change; the difference is how much we as individuals and our nations will have to give up to mitigate the damage). Call your representative, urge them to action, go to forums and peacefully speak about why climate action is needed- be part of the conversation so there is some input into outcomes. Above all, never ever feel that you are powerless. Don't let anyone take your power away.

Sahana Zutshi

Tamarack Drive