We all must do more

What will our children and our grand-children think if we do not act now on climate change?

Are we responsible citizens of this world?

I have asked this question because we have reached a tipping point now in our existence.  Are we going to be known as the generation that let the future down?

What will our children and our grand-children think if we do not act now on climate change?  What will our legacy be if we fail to protect our environment?

Each one of us could be doing something further to reduce our carbon foot print.  There can be no more free-ride polluters in this world of ours because we are facing humanities greatest challenge as Leonardo Di Caprio’s speech to the United Nations spelled out.

Let’s all sit down each one of us and write a letter to our local councils, local politicians and national politicians demanding more effective and efficient measures to tackle global warming. Canada, like every other country on this planet earth, must urgently do more.

Climate change will lead to more wars, more famine, more political instability, more human trafficking, more population movements, more pollution, more severe changes in weather patterns, more crop failures, more industrial failures, more infrastructure failures, more security issues, more water shortages, and more human disasters in ways we are yet to experience.

These catastrophic changes are going to be devastating. The way we currently live will be under threat.

Howard Cannatella

Campbell River