regarding lorrie Goldstein’s online column Federal Liberal and Tory climate plans are
fantasy (Nov. 24).
Is it fair to say “our level of emissions has nothing to do with our morality?”
thirty years ago scientist Michael Oppenheimer issued a climate warning; now he is distraught at how our collective failure to act is causing “an amount of suffering that is unconscionable and should’ve been avoided.”
In many ways, our dependance on fossil fuels is like a drug addiction. If we want to avoid the truth of the harm we are causing, we welcome the lies that suggest what we’re doing is okay.
Yes, the liberal carbon-pricing plan is insufficient. By now only drastic action can save a livable future. My MP, elizabeth May, reminds us it’s not too late. Yes, taking effective climate action is hard, “but to save the lives of our children, what would we not do?” Jan Slakov
Salt Spring Island, B.C.