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 2012
This morning on CKCU Mark Brooks interviewed Joan Kuyek. [audio http://climateottawa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JoanKuyek-w-MarkBrooks-on-CKCU.mp3] Here’s some of what she said: It came to my attention too that Paul McRae, who is Maria McRae’s husband, had in the past been a climate change denier… Councillor … Continue reading
In trying to promote the City’s greenhouse gas roundtable I’ve been talking to people. One of these people pointed me to the blog of Paul McRae husband of City of Ottawa Environment Committee Chair Councillor Maria McRae. His blog contans more than 20 pages and posts asserting that global warming is … Continue reading
In 2005 the City of Ottawa was making fair progress on the issue of climate change. That stagnated during O’Brien’s Mayorship and since Councillor Maria McRae became Chair of Ottawa’s Environment Committee has actually slid backward. Concerned citizens and groups … Continue reading
I’ve been giving a number of presentations over the last few weeks and as I tell my audiences that the City of Ottawa has committed to hosting a GreenHouse Gas Roundtable the question is beginning to come up more and more, when … Continue reading