Letters to the editor

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

Act on climate change

President Barack Obama's second inaugural address emphasized our task at hand to address climate change head-on and that "failure to do so would betray our children and future generations," urging us to acknowledge that success cannot solely depend on work done in Washington, but also on the collective efforts of our daily lifestyle choices.

North Carolina, along with the rest of the nation, has to take the initiative in reducing global warming by, first and foremost, tackling the causes at its largest source. President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have already begun to take action by developing the first-ever carbon pollution limits for new power plants — a truly historic step towards cleaning up the single biggest source of carbon pollution.

As a college student, I understand that the majority of our electorate cannot afford to devote the same amount into this issue as I would. However, in alignment with the president's theme of collective commitment, every action citizens can afford, whether by calling their representatives or signing a petition, will add up to an enormous opportunity for change.

Climate change is not a possibility, but a reality that each of us can no longer afford not to act on.

Ting Ting Eeo

UNC-CH Undergraduate

Environmental Studies '15

 

Flat-out ridiculous

So now women will be allowed to serve on the front line in active combat roles.

Are you kidding me? This is a joke. Men and women are different. They are built differently and they think differently.

They are not the same. Men do certain things better than women just as women do certain things better than men. This is not a sexist statement. This is a factual statement.

As a former Marine, I would not feel comfortable placing my life in the hands of a 90-pound woman. I'm sure every feminist that reads this will label me as sexist, but anyone with any common sense will understand what I am saying.

For those reading this who think that women are capable if not more capable than men in a combat situation, tell me that after a woman has to engage in hand-to-hand combat with an enemy in order to save her own life. Odds are that woman is dead.

This is flat out ridiculous.
Anthony Socha
Durham