Sound the alarm on environment
The siren calls for addressing climate change are now being powerfully and passionately made by new voices of authority and power. Andrew Cohen’s column in the London Free Press, “Fighting Climate change is now about morality,” and Dalton McGuinty’s statement the next day, “I think, more than anything else, we owe it to our children and our grandchildren to come to grips with this (climate change),” are most profound and critical to our future well-being. Years ago, it is likely that these remarks would have been spoken only by David Suzuki, Maude Barlow or Greenpeace.Again, we are all invited and urged to take immediate, remedial action in our own lives and within our communities. If we are not taking action in our lives, in our faith groups, in all our institutes of learning, in all levels of government, in all service organizations and in all industries, we are continuing to score an “F” in doing what is the right thing to do for future generations and for the Earth.Time is running out for our species to do the right thing. The UN International Panel on Climate Change warns that we are only 12 years from the tipping point of climate change.Jim Hollingworth, MD Goderich
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