Climate Change Note Included with Book Delivery

Climate change is a complex subject impacting all aspects of human society. In an effort to better understand the political and economic side of the subject, I recently ordered some books from a well-known e-commerce company. Arriving a few days later, they came with a little something extra.

Inside the box, someone left a note to tell me how they feel about climate change. Written in marker on a blank shipping label, it read: “It’s all about control and taxes.”

It is no secret that climate change – a scientific issue – has been hijacked by politics and feelings run deep. Nonetheless, in a world with so many forums to share your opinion, I find it strange that someone was so compelled by my choice of books to risk their job by leaving this note. While only a single incident, it hints at how much work needs to be done to build a consensus to address the most pressing environmental issue of our time.

Handwritten note included in delivery of books on climate change.                                              Image Credit: The Weather Gamut

Handwritten note included in delivery of books on climate change.  Image Credit: The Weather Gamut

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About Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.