On Sunday, more than 300,000 people marched in New York to call for nations throughout the world to address climate change and decrease dependence on fossil fuels ("Marylanders join climate change march in N.Y.C.," Sept. 22). The local and national media coverage of this event was disappointing.
As there was a local connection with the Martian expedition, so was there with the climate march. Not only did bus loads of locals drive up to New York to march but an interfaith group of Muslims, Jews, Christians and other people of faith gathered at the Stony Run Friends meeting on Sunday afternoon to worship in solidarity with the marchers.
It was painfully ironic that The Sun buried the coverage of the march inside the newspaper while covering the search for life on Mars on the front page. The world's people are calling for change. The movement is growing. The media needs to take notice. If we don't protect life on earth by taking better care of our planet, it won't matter if there is or ever was life on another planet.
Rev. Tom Harris, Baltimore
The writer is pastor of Govans Presbyterian Church.
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