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: May 2012
The City of Ottawa’s own numbers show that we’re not achieving our climate change targets. What’s more, although evidence shows climate change is everyone’s problem some city councillors don’t think it’s a municipal issue and are trying to suppress discussion. … Continue reading
On May 3rd true environmentally concerned city councillors stepped up to the plate and did their part. A report on a study of greenhouse gasses produced within Ottawa’s boundaries was in danger of slipping into obscurity without debate or discussion. … Continue reading
In late April a memo from city staff appeared on the City of Ottawa website describing the results of a study into greenhouse gas emissions within Ottawa’s boundaries. What follows is the brief tale of how this memo came to … Continue reading
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Councillor Allan Hubley expressed the view that the City’s greenhouse gas inventory was not a municipal issue. We’ve got to tell our City Councillors this opinion is misguided. Climate change is everybody’s issue. Undertaking … Continue reading
The impact of climate change is already costing City of Ottawa taxpayers money. For example, from the city’s website Ottawa is located in a zone of increasing winter freeze/thaw cycles and freezing rain… Freeze/thaw and freezing rain conditions increase winter … Continue reading
The City of Ottawa memo 2004 And 2008 Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Reduction Measures And Approach To Future Targets dated April 26, 2012 devotes the majority of its attention to the laudable achievement of a 12.5% reduction in emissions from the … Continue reading