Editor, the Times:
The world is at a dangerous point in time. Land area is limited and populations are exploding - the evidence is around us for all to see.
We must press our governments and representatives to immediately put their efforts into creating laws and restrictions to protect what little is left of natural environments and wild creatures of the earth, which in turn, will enable human beings to exist.
It is difficult however to be hopeful when, instead, the public is continually informed that these vital resources are being developed, merely with the justification that it will create jobs and be good for the economy.
This week, another caution was announced on the news, advising that our oceans are becoming more acidic, in which certain creatures cannot live and will become extinct.
It brings to mind the documentary made a few years ago about a small, very green and vibrant place called Easter Island on which human inhabitants as well as many animals and birds lived.
Then the tree cutting started which changed the climate of the island and many of the inhabitants suffered and died off, leaving a dry and sand-covered island on which eventually rats were the main wild creatures.
There could be no more clear example of the results of human interference in nature.
The public must insist elected officials protect our very existence by putting a stop to any further destruction of natural and agricultural lands by enacting the necessary changes to current legislation and bylaws which currently allow restrictions to be overruled.
With increasing population, it is insanity to destroy any natural ground areas, large or small, which should either be left green or used to produce natural food crops and purify our air.
Scientists have warned that we are on the brink of no return and the public must insist that officials listen and act without further delay with the necessary legislation.
Lila Rauh Mission