Com­mu­ni­ties must com­bat cli­mate change

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

I ap­plaud the ef­forts be­ing made by mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in Bri­tish columbia to forge a united front to con­front the threat of cli­mate change by de­mand­ing ac­count­abil­ity from the oil and gas com­pa­nies for their con­tri­bu­tion to cli­mate change.

no one can re­ally blame these mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties for tak­ing an ac­tivist stance on cli­mate change. af­ter all, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are at the fore­front when it comes be­ing im­pacted by cli­mate change, such as flood­ing, for­est fires and de­struc­tion caused by in­creas­ingly se­vere weather changes. The key for these mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties is to en­sure that they ab­so­lutely un­der­stand the sci­en­tific facts be­hind cli­mate change and be­ing able to ar­tic­u­late and ed­u­cate com­pa­nies as well as their con­stituents on the neg­a­tive im­pacts of cli­mate change and to de­velop strate­gies to mit­i­gate them. other com­mu­ni­ties across canada should fol­low in their foot­steps and take up the chal­lenge of con­fronting cli­mate change in­tel­li­gently within their com­mu­ni­ties. Dono Ban­doro Ot­tawa

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