What you can do
It’s Not Your Fault
It’s hard to know what to do about climate change. Even things we know we should be doing are inconvenient and no one else is doing them anyway.
Most people go with the norm.
But our governments set the ground rules for what the norm should be.
Elected officials have a duty to enact policy that is good for society. Elected officials believe that too. Yet in the face of this enormous problem our elected officials are not being proactive on climate change. Why? Mainly because they don’t believe it will keep them in office.
It is our responsibility to tell them it will; and to vote accordingly.
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Monthly Archives: November 2011
A friend has arranged for me to speak about climate change on Saturday December 3 at 11 in the morning. Please consider this an invitation to attend. I’ll aim to talk for half an hour or so about climate change … Continue reading
In an ongoing effort to bring together some local examples of what residents of the Ottawa region have already experienced attributable to climate change I’ve looked into heavy rain events. They are costly and data shows they are becoming more … Continue reading
I’ve heard climate change referred to as conversation killer. Like sex, religion and politics it’s a subject one has to handle gingerly in social settings. This came to mind recently as my eye ran down the agenda for a greening … Continue reading
The agenda for the November 15th City of Ottawa Environment Committee meeting has now been posted and it does not include the anticipated Choosing Our Future reports including greenhouse gas reduction targets. I have spoken with City staff who confirm … Continue reading