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‘Conspiracy’ could mean progress

I can’t believe you are giving front page “news” coverage to lunatic fringe views on U.N. “conspiracies.” (“Some warn of U.N. land-use plans” May 1.) When intelligent, educated, aware people throughout the world recognize a set of problems, and share ideas about how to minimize them or solve them, that is not a conspiracy. It is progress. World population is at an all-time high, and growing. The impact of industry and resource consumption on air, water and earth is unprecedented, and potentially devastating to humans, and the planet. I, for one, hope all the leaders and policy-makers in our country and around the world are trying to come up with better ways to care for the Earth, so it can continue to support us. I hope they share ideas and strategies, from the international level, right down to my local community. “No man is an island” is certainly more obvious, and more true, than when our country was founded. We all have to adjust to the needs of our neighbors, communities, and environment, whether we like it or not. Planning for those changes, seeking the best future, is not a dangerous conspiracy. It’s smart.

Stephen Munkelt

Nevada City

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