7. Attachment

Exhibit A

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[EXTERNAL] public comment for Tuesday's meeting
Jordan Van Voast 
Mon 6/27/2022 11:19 AM
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Dear Commission-Public-Records,
I won't be able to provide oral comment this time, please accept my written comment for the
Good a ernoon Commissioners, My name is Jordan Van Voast. On Sunday, I stood at the entrance to the plaza at Terminal
66 where passengers were arriving to board a cruise ship bound for Alaska. Beads of sweat from the intense sun trickled
down my back as I offered literature to passengers filing in with their luggage. Our demeanor and the import of our words
was to wish them a happy vaca on, but to encourage them to make it their last cruise, filling in the gaps of knowledge
that many have regarding the many harmful aspects of the cruise ship industry.
We are in a climate emergency. Our first heat wave of 2022 resulted in only mildly unpleasant temperatures –near 90
degrees in my Sea le neighborhood, but a grim reminder of one year ago when the Pacific Northwest experienced epic
heat and widespread suffering and death to humans and sea creatures, climaxing with a freak 121 degree heat dome and
wildfire event at Ly on, Bri sh Columbia.
Despite our smiles, friendly demeanor and a colorful ar s c performance by Ex nc on Rebellion’s Red Rebels, most
passengers marched quickly past our street theater and outreach, refusing to openly acknowledge our presence. One
might surmise a bit of willful ignorance in force. But children are ever open minded. “I do this for your future”, I told one
child of perhaps ten years of age who took the flyer from my outstretched hand with an air of curiosity and subtle hint of
a smile.
Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross, a pioneer in the field of near death, outlined the 5 steps of grief in her book “On Death and
Dying”. The first step, where our world is stuck – is denial. Climate scien sts have been giving us the same clear prognosis
for a half century. Our fossil fuel use is a terminal cancer that is quickly metastasizing. The recommended treatment: we
need to immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions now, not in 2050, or else our world faces catastrophic warming
with climate disasters, suffering, death, and perhaps ex nc on in the not-too-distant future. And yet this Commission and
the Port con nues to swallow the opiate pills of capitalism that deny the clear and apparent danger our world faces in
order to squeeze out a few more dollars of profit. Sea le Cruise Control recently submi ed to the Commission a point-bypoint
refuta on of the Green Corridor and have posted an op-Ed on our website.
Please act now to lead with the common good and the public trust that the Commission is sworn to uphold. Please make
meaningful steps now to phase out cruise ships. Time is running out. Thank you.
Cartoon by Bob Mankoff: Business man standing at podium at a mee ng with shareholders. “And so, while the end of the
world scenario will be rife with unimaginable horrors, we believe that the pre-end period will be filled with
unprecedented opportuni es for profit”

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