Letter: Looking at disasters

Published: Sunday, July 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Saturday, July 12 2014 3:25 p.m. MDT

Rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels is warming our air and acidifying our oceans at an alarming rate. It's driven not just by pursuit of comforts and faster travel, but more importantly by the fossil fuel corporation's relentless pursuit of profits.

Our earth faces monstrous storms, record heat and massive starvation. Without working cooperatively and compassionating here and abroad there will be widespread violence and wars over shrinking resources such as water. Our present government has been woefully inadequate.

David Smith

Salt Lake City

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