Will we take advantage of clean energy and conservation or remain stuck in the old way of just blindly burning our way through?
If we want to protect our health, our children’s and grandchildren’s health, and the natural systems that keep us alive, we must act now.
It’s time to shift attention from those who sow doubt and confusion, to those who want to address a real, serious problem.
Actions to prevent global warming will lead to livable communities, improved air quality and protection of natural spaces.
Pitting the natural environment against the human-invented economy and placing higher value on the latter is foolish.
The scientific evidence is overwhelming: climate change is here, and unless we curb behaviours that contribute to it, it will get worse.
A clean energy revolution is already underway and, as the world comes to grips with the need to change, it will inevitably spread.
All nuclear power remains expensive, unwieldy and difficult to integrate with intermittent renewables – and carries risks for weapons proliferation. But if the choice is between keeping nuclear power facilities running or shutting them down and replacing them with coal-fired power plants, the nuclear option is best for the climate.
Alberta Climate Dialogue is recruiting participants for February 22 event at the University of Lethbridge.