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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Welcome to the future

Welcome to the future. This week we have witnessed societal and financial market disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

Consider this to be a mild peek at what will most certainly occur worldwide when the full effects of climate change wreak havoc around the world.

Suppose — just suppose — another new virus spreads globally at the same time ever-worsening weather patterns cause large-scale destruction from droughts to floods to hurricanes. You don’t have to work hard to use your imagination. Just go to the shores of Lake Michigan, like New Buffalo beach. Take a good look around. Then contemplate dystopian scenarios of much greater magnitude as fear and panic from large-scale disasters trigger mass migrations and food riots around the globe.

COVID-19 is a warning and a preview. Fortunately, most Americans believe that climate change will bring about wide-scale destruction and havoc. Sadly, the deniers will refuse to budge.

Today, we are getting a movie trailer, a snippet of celluloid, showing mankind’s uncertain future.

As Al Jolson once said: “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

Wayne Falda

Edwardsburg

Berrien County

Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

Edwardsburg

Monday Evening Club celebrates 125 years

Cass County

Embezzler sentenced to two to 15 years in prison

Cassopolis

Cassopolis business auctioning off granite etching to benefit UGRSCC

Cassopolis

CFCN achieves continued low birthweight rate

Cass County

Woodlands Behavioral Health Network urging public to seek health services

News

Local grocers reassure shoppers on stock, safety

Berrien County

Berrien, Van Buren counties see rise in number COVID-19 cases

Breaking News

Cass County Sheriff’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

Business

Local marijuana dispensary approaches challenges of new offerings, COVID-19

Berrien County

Berrien County hosts press conference on state of emergency

Dowagiac

Little Free Libraries stay open for community

Cass County

DASAS continues 24/7 advocacy, support during COVID-19

Berrien County

UFCU offers financial relief to members, community during COVID-19 pandemic

Berrien County

Spectrum Health Lakeland accepting donations of medical supplies

Berrien County

Southwest Michigan Cares Fund to support local COVID-19 response

Berrien County

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

Berrien County

Berrien County declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Breaking News

Cass County confirms first case of COVID-19

Business

Anonymous donor, local florist team up to surprise West Woods residents

Dowagiac

Area museums provide online content for students, residents

Berrien County

Residents donate time, materials to help fill medical supply shortage

Berrien County

American Red Cross still seeking donations amid coronavirus

Dowagiac

Sister Lakes celebrates small-town solidary