Climate change worries persist

Thank you for the excellent Nov. 29 front page article by Eric Lindquist.

Many of us have become aware of the creeping effects of global warming on our community, ranging from increased health threats from poorer air quality, disease-carrying insects like ticks increasing, and the impact of global warming trends on crop production.

One overlooked effect but certain to have negative effects if it worsens is the destruction of the ozone layer that protects us from ultraviolet rays — the Midwest is a target for that particular problem and Wisconsin residents won’t even know until skin cancers start increasing.

We must move as a society to do everything possible to limit fossil fuel usage and switch to alternative energy sooner rather than later.

Peter Whitis

Eau Claire