Climate Crisis Evidence Arrives in Nova Scotia
It is hard to imagine that there are still people who question the validity of climate change and the impending crisis we will face in the next few years.
There is evidence from all parts of the world with temperatures in summer soaring to new heights causing dangerous conditions for health, drought, and wildfires on all continents.
Canada’s arctic is suffering forest fires at at a rate four to five times greater than normal. In fact, there are currently more than 100 fires throughout the region.
Recent storms, including hurricanes and tornados have ravaged parts of North America. Rain in Nova Scotia, yesterday, caused flooding in a number of areas. One localized downpour near Antigonish took out a country road in a matter of minutes, as shown in the video from the attached Tweet…
The facts are clear and the time for debate is long over. A youth Climate Change Retreat at the Thinkers’ Lodge in Pugwash this past weekend sounded a clear alarm. The time for action is now and the call is to each and every citizen.
It is not appropriate to leave it to government as the evidence clearly shows government talks the talk but does not walk the walk.
It is also not appropriate to wring your hands in despair and say the problem is too big. Any step, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. All those collective steps bring us toward the solution.
The youth thinkers agreed that they can no longer leave the problem to those who created it. The group, ranging in age from 15 to 29, urge their generation to get politically active supporting candidates who embrace green policies and initiatives. They also warn to be wary of sudden interest by candidates from the old line parties who are late to the party and often disingenuous when it comes to action.
Let it not be that Nova Scotia waits till more roads and shorelines collapse, or the isthmus that connects the province to the rest of Canada becomes impassable.
In short, the time for talk is clearly in the past and the crisis requiring action is now.
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