Sound the alarm on en­vi­ron­ment

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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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