Letters for Friday, October 6, 2017

• Amazon founder, please help save the Amazon

Amazon founder, please help save the Amazon

Dear Mr. Jeff Bezos:

Aloha! I’m but a grandmother, concerned human — with the state of our global environment, global warming and climate change.

I was deeply sorrowful to read of the wretched news: “Decree opening Amazon to mining criticized” (TGI, Aug. 25).

Mr. Bezos, as one of the most influential and wealthiest man in our world, I know you have the means — with a team of the most exemplar, brilliant and outstanding attorneys — to have the ability to contact Brazilian President Michael Temer, to ask him to rescind his decree, to allow mining in “the heart” of the Amazon.

www.britannica.com/place/Amazon-River/Ecological-concerns, stated: “… International concern about the ecological consequences of continuing deforestation has been growing and was underscored by the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development ‘Earth Summit’ held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. International calls for conservation were based on the view that the Amazon basin is a global resource, one that serves as a control mechanism for the world’s climate and as a genetic repository for the future …”

Aptly, the biggest river of South America, the Amazon: “ … The total length of the river, at least 4,000 miles (6,400 km), analogous to the distance from NYC to Rome …”

In your wisdom, Mr. Bezos, you built a tremendously successful company using the name “Amazon.” I believe your formidable and admirable clout can help to save “the heart” of the Amazon, preventing even more corresponding contributing factors to climate change.

I am just one of millions whom are Amazon Prime members and I particularly love talking to all your wonderful customer service representatives — intensively located all over the earth. It’s great speaking to my brothers and sisters, getting their kind, marvelous, splendid and sincere assistance; one of the remarkable things about Amazon shopping.

Mahalo, Mr. Bezos, for considering my mere words on behalf of all future generations, as well as flora and fauna, who are facing a grim future with the heat and radical weather that we collectively are factors of, living with the conveniences of life in these days and times.

Bonnie P. Bator and ohana, Anahola


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