An Editorial by Karen Schafer

To the editor of the Rio Rancho Observer:

Your cartoon making fun of Greta Thunberg in the December 29 edition was totally inappropriate and insulting.  This young woman has done more to bring awareness of the climate crisis than any other single individual.  To deny that there is a crisis in short sighted and aligns your newspaper with the oil and gas industry and those who claim it is not happening.

Anyone who has survived the hurricanes, tornadoes, violent snowstorms, and flooding knows that the changing climate is bringing disaster to people all around the world including in the U.S.  Our government and citizens must step up to the plate and embrace alternative energy and conservation of resources.  Your editorial cartoons should not be promoting denial of this crisis.

Karen Schafer

(Unfortunately we are unable to find a link to this cartoon. The cartoon showed a drawing of Greta and it was making a claim that climate change is not real. )

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