With Trump’s recent announcement that he will roll back emission standards for vehicles, he has given every indication that every single environmental protection enacted since 1970 or even before is under threat of severe weakening or out-and-out destruction.

Most of the issues that make the headlines these days — immigration, terrorism, international security, economic downturns, etc. — all have strong environmental components. We need analytical, not reactionary thinking. We need thoughtful group action, not partisan hate.

Now that Mr. Trump is head of the free world, activism is crucial — with the exception of a few hopeful GOP leaders, the fate of health and sustainability in this country is in our hands.  

Beverly Roxby, Belfast