Until Christ returns, we need to protect our planet

To the editor:

Like Mr. Baumgardner, (Letter to the Editor, March 8) I believe that Christ will return and that there will be tribulation on earth before he does so. The faithful have believed this since St. John experienced his revelation on the island of Patmos.

Our God hasn’t seen fit to bring this to pass for these 2019 years. Until he does, I will fight with other like-minded people to preserve our environment. Scientists with their God-given abilities have been able to fight acid rain with the Clean Air Act that was enacted in 1970; since then Americans breathe less pollution and face lower risks of premature death and other serious health effects; new cars, trucks, and non-road engines use state-of-the-art emission control technologies; power plants have cut emissions that cause acid rain; and actions to protect the ozone layer are saving millions of people from skin cancers and cataracts.

Every time you go to the gas pump you see the results of the Clean Air Act in the unleaded/premium gasoline selections. If our scientists can conquer acid rain, they can also conquer climate change, if given the funding. We believe that our doctors can conquer cancer when we have amazing stem cell transplants. Why not believe our scientists when they say that using renewable energy, reducing methane emissions from fracked gas (which our administration has worked against), putting a price on carbon fuels, are all going to help?

We need to think of the world we are leaving for our grandchildren. “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1 Cor. 4:2

Joan Loewen

Lewistown

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