Storm shows effect of climate change

I am afraid that Superstorm Sandy is just a small glimpse of what we, our children and our grandchildren will see, experience and try to survive in the future. Sandy truly serves as a wake-up call for all of us.

Scientists and meteorologists say Sandy, similar to recent hurricanes and storms, is, in part, a display of the consequences of global warming.

This storm and its furor and devastation, and its large swath, show not only the consequences of global warming’s effect on warming ocean temperatures, but also the consequences of rising sea levels.

Here in San Francisco, not only have we seen a rise in sea levels in recent years due to global warming, but we are also vulnerable to being hit with a tsunami.

Let us respect nature.  Let us — individually and collectively — conscientiously address the global warming crisis in our actions and lifestyle, for our own sake, our children’s survival and for all the generations who will follow us.

Nature always has the last word.

Anh Le
San Francisco

 

Keep Cargill out of Bay

So, I read that a representative for Cargill’s developer, DMB, says that the two companies “remain committed” to developing the Redwood City salt ponds and avoiding federal environmental laws like the Clean Water Act in order to do it.

Are these folks insane? Clearly they have cotton stuffed in their ears — as they have been told over and over again by residents, elected officials, newspapers, neighboring cities, labor unions, port businesses and pretty much everyone that we don’t want to see our Bay shoreline paved over with thousands of houses.

They can go ahead and try to introduce another plan, but that is not going to change the way Redwood City residents feel about it.

Best to cut their losses now and refocus their development efforts someplace other than the Bay. How about their own backyard?

Kathleen Shecter
Redwood City

 

Put clothes on, seriously

Public nudity (“Nudity ban takes a step forward,” Tuesday) — you are kidding me right?

There are times that make me embarrassed that I am a native San Franciscan.

Come on, being naked in public is ridiculous for so many reasons, and that this is even an issue that we are talking about is just insulting.

And no, we shouldn’t allow people to be naked at parades or street fairs, either!  

Isn’t that what differentiates us from the wild animals? People should wear clothes in public, period.

San Francisco doesn’t have to continue to be The City of nuts and freaks.

Margaret McNamara
San Francisco

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