To the Editor:
The outlook of scientists on global warming is not optimistic ("No Escape: Thaw Gains Momentum," Oct. 25), but as a high school student living in Alaska, I feel hope for the future.
I am an intern researching climate change and recently attended a Snowchange international conference, where indigenous peoples from all Arctic nations gathered to share their observations and concerns.
Although their ways of life are threatened, they spoke calmly and wisely, exhibiting faith in the earth. One elder of the Saami people of Finland said, “I see the beauty of the world, and I believe in the healing power of nature.” Guided by this insight, we will reduce the impacts of climate change when we learn to work with nature and not against it.
Kommentti: Suomessa saamenkieli on vielä säilynyt. USA:ssa intiaanien kielet ovat hävinneet (hävitetty).