Letter: Asheville’s creative thinkers and global warming

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People have been around a really long time, not just in the mountains but all over the world, some of that time without fire or heat. They did not succumb to the challenges of their day.

I think the creative thinkers of any time rise up to the probing questions of their day. They study the facts and come to a logical conclusion. The “not so smarts” of the day always predict doom and failure.

People have survived so many obstacles that most people cannot even fathom it.

Creative thinkers get us through, while the naysayers would just as soon bury all of us.

I think stupidity destroys us, but I know there is still a remnant around that thinks things through.

Asheville, I know, has many creative thinkers and problem-solvers. Asheville, stay positive and keep your hearts sunny!

— Susan Greenelsh


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Asheville’s creative thinkers and global warming

  1. Mark W

    Assuming the inevitability of human survival is pure hubris. Lots of species have lived longer and survived greater change, then died off. The risks of global warming are existential. Confronting them will require sacrifice and imagination. We cannot smile our way out of this.

  2. jason

    You’ll have to get rid of the religious right if you want to do anything about climate change. Until people value science over faith, you won’t get far.

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