Sunday 11 December 2016

One planet

Published 24/02/2012 | 05:00

• I am writing a letter in response to the Letter of the Day on Wednesday, February 22, which was a heartfelt letter regarding our young people leaving the country. The picture of the whale was what caught my attention. It is important to understand some facts regarding the planet. The earth is one household and if we continue to treat it as if it is infinite then we will destroy ourselves. The planet and universe are in 'cosmos' (order) whereas man is in 'chaos' (disorder). The planet did not get us into a recession; it was the chaos of man and this is a fact. Using the planet to try and change our problems economically with such risky exploration will not change the fact that we are in chaos. I am a father of two and will try to show my children that the planet should be treated as if it is not infinite and that it is one household which should be cared for, for all our sakes.

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Jeff O'Neill
Skerries, Co Dublin

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