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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

September 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Sea Change

One solution

LEFT: One of the plates taken from the control site away from the CO2 vents off of Normanby Island, a healthy reef.  The baby corals and coralline algae on the tile provide a glimpse of the next-generation reef. RIGHT: Algae and seaweed crowd out reef growth. The more corrosive water mirrors what’s expected throughout the world’s oceans near the end of this century. [Photo by Steve Ringman.]

LEFT: One of the plates taken from the control site away from the CO2 vents off of Normanby Island, a healthy reef. The baby corals and coralline algae on the tile provide a glimpse of the next-generation reef.
RIGHT: Algae and seaweed crowd out reef growth. The more corrosive water mirrors what’s expected throughout the world’s oceans near the end of this century.
[Photos by Steve Ringman.]

Thank you for highlighting our oceans’ acidification dilemma in your recent Sea Change series. [“Sea Change,” page one, Sept. 15-17.]

Unfortunately, with all the environmental and climate changes bearing down upon our Earth, one large detail seems to be absent in presenting solutions.

A worldwide one-child-per-parent policy is humanity’s only real solution.

Until environmentalists, politicians, industrial and religious leaders, economists, journalists and editorialists single-mindedly pursue and promote this option, our poor Earth will have no other recourse but to become unlivable for the majority of species.

Rich Thomasy, Issaquah

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