Letter to the editor: Millennial Climate Frustration


In wake of the recent political election season, the attention, or should I say the lack of, that was given to many of the most pressing environmental issues became apparent. As a member of the millennial generation, climate change holds to be a central part of my political view, even if it does not typically align with my political party affiliation. There is increasing frustration among voters of my generation because one of the issues dearest to us is not addressed by candidates on either side of the spectrum.

While the climate deniers do exist, the facts stand that 97 percent of climate specialized scientists agree human actions have had an effect on the global climate. If we are going to rely on expert economists to determine the best course of action for our economy, then why do we not believe expert scientists in their claims. It is my generation that has to face the effects head-on and create solutions. Knowing this, the frustration of my generation should be able to be understood whether you believe in or deny climate change.

This is an issue that stands strong in millennial beliefs, yet even as an active voter I had no option to follow my beliefs because environmental issues are continual swept under the carpet by politicians. The call for the environment to be a more apparent part of politics is not a call by “safe-space-needing” millennials that “do not understand the way the world works,” but is instead a call by a group of educated people who are trying to find a way to clean up a mess made by older generations. This way they, themselves, and their future kids can experience the wonders of the world.

— Connor Guilfoyle, ’19

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  1. Bruce Haines '67 on

    Sorry Connor that you have been educated by liberal left teachers trying to manipulate the political agenda thru misguided studies to make you believe that man is responsible for climate change.

    In the 1970’s scientists all agreed we were headed for another ice age & when that didn’t pan out they reversed course calling for man made global warming. Then they decided to expand that to climate change so they couldn’t be wrong whichever way the actions of the Sun take the world.

    The Obama globalist agenda was designed to reduce the power of the US economy to boost the economies of China,India & 3rd world under their misguided idealistic socialist thinking. Man made climate change & gov’t controlled scientists studies allowing EPA control of power prices to reduce manufacturing is all a part of this scheme.

    Enter Trump with his no nonsense America first approach will reverse this perverse thinking & restore America as a world economic power without one change to the weather patterns dictated by cycles of the Sun.

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