After reading "Ocean acidity major threat to reefs, U.S. scientist says" (Tribune, July 9) about the 30 percent increase in ocean acidification due to global warming and the consequences to not only life in the sea, but also essential food chains for billions of people, I broke down in tears.
I cried for the loss of life, lamented the extinction of species, sobbed for the uncertain future my children face.
My sadness then morphed into anger. I was furious at the fossil-fuel industry and its political puppets for getting in the way of meaningful change. I was also furious at President Obama for his lack of leadership.