Tuesday, March 3, 2015

: re: Termites: Guardians of the Soil

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From: barry levine 
Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:36 AM
Subject: re: Termites: Guardians of the Soil
To: "letters@nytimes.com"

To the Editor:
    While we pause to appreciate the role termites play in keeping soil fertile, we mustn't forget that they contribute more carbon dioxide and more methane to the atmosphere than all of human activity combined. Our contribution to the global greenhouse effect  is stacked on top of the larger contribution that termites have made for millenia. Termites have been largely running our climate for millenia. Only recently have we been messing that up.
Barry Haskell Levine


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