Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Meteor injures more than 1,200 in Russia
Climate change is the more present danger
The spectacular videos of the meteor crashing into a Russian area has, with the overzealous media, created a widespread concern that space matter might very well obliterate civilization, indeed, possibly destroy the entire world [“Meteor was cosmic close call,” page one, Feb. 16].
As scientists have explained, the possibilities of such calamities are so remote as to be of no or little consequence.
More directly, however, there is a the very real and present danger, the danger that can and will change dramatically civilizations and/or their very existence or way of life.
It is known as global warming or climate change; based upon real science and reality just as the discovery and explanation of the asteroids with their much lessened danger.
--Thomas L. Westman, Seattle