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    Editor,

    I bought the book, “No One Is Too Small To Make a Difference,” by Greta Thunberg.

    Greta Thunberg. Photo courtesy of the European Parliament/Wikimedia Commons

    It is mainly a collection of her presentations before various groups around the world. On the cover is a photograph of her looking at you from the hood of her yellow rain coat. I think of it as the face of an entire generation that is wondering why the heck world leaders, and one in particular, won’t see that our environment is being destroyed and don’t care what Greta and her generation have to try to live with in the coming years.

    You can be a climate change denier if you decide to not believe the science of climate change, but you can’t deny that Greta’s millions of followers are, or soon will be, a potent block of voters who will make the changes necessary to preserve our environment.

    Ignore Greta at your peril. She and her generation are a powerful force.

    — Bill Foreman
    Moab

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