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Letter to the Editor: It’s time our leaders focus on threat of climate change

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To the Editor:

We need a presidential debate on the climate emergency so candidates can showcase their plans to stop the collapse of civilization as we know it and create millions of good jobs. 

As a young Tennessean, I support a climate debate because I think we, as voters, deserve to know which candidates are prepared to take on this crisis that threatens our future. 

In your recent article detailing the serious flooding of farmland in West Tennessee, I was struck by the fact that there was no mention of climate change. These floods were a devastating blow not just to the farmers who make their living off the land, but also to the communities who rely on that land for food. Unless we take serious action to restructure our society in the way U.N. scientists have outlined, we will inevitably face more and more flooding like this in the future. 

This election is our last chance to create a survivable future, and it’s time for the DNC and the media establishment to step up and promote a dialogue on the dangers of climate change and what our politicians plan to do about it.  

Sincerely,

Maggie Herndon

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