In response to Richard Haddad's recent op-ed piece ("Get past alarmism on global warming," Oct. 26), I wish I could understand why he thinks that a growth in world population of 6 billion people in only 207 years when it took all of time to reach 1 billion in 1804 has no effect on a finite planet.
We continue to use cars that spew carbon dioxide, industries continue to spew carbon dioxide, etc., etc., etc., and than we continue to cut down trees that absorb carbon dioxide. The things we need to live are being depleted rapidly — air, water, soil — all because of human activity. All we do is take. The greed is overwhelming. Status quo is not the way to go.
Regina Minniss, Baltimore