Our car­bon foot­print is the is­sue

The Hamilton Spectator - - Comment -

RE: CHINA AND IN­DIA AREN’T ... (NOV. 1)

Car­bon foot­print is a mea­sure of how much car­bon diox­ide is con­sumed in a coun­try for each and ev­ery per­son. It is mea­sured in met­ric tons per year per per­son. Car­bon Foot Print (2013)

Canada — 13.5; USA — 16.4; China — 7.6; In­dia — 1.6; Bangladesh — 0.4

For each Cana­dian that is equiv­a­lent to 29,700 lb of CO2. Is it not very racist to as­sume that each Cana­dian de­serves to con­sume so much more than China, In­dia or Bangladesh? North Amer­ica has had much ex­treme weather this year as 97 per cent of cli­mate sci­en­tists have pre­dicted. Have Cana­di­ans and Amer­i­cans be­come a Mas­ter Race that doesn’t have to con­cern it­self with pre­vent­ing cli­mate change?

Ron Sealey, Wa­ter­down

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