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.
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.
Scientists are more certain now than in 2007 that humans are largely responsible for global warming, and that it’s getting worse and poses a serious threat to humanity.
Resolving the problem of climate change will cost, but it will be much more expensive to follow the defeatist advice of industry shills, whose greed and lack of care for humanity will condemn our children and grandchildren to an uncertain future.
The B.C. government should strengthen its carbon tax in the 2010 budget, according to a set of recommendations released by the Pembina Institute today. If adopted, the recommendations will ensure more investment, innovation and job creation in low-carbon businesses, while achieving greater greenhouse gas emissions reductions, says the Institute. “B.C. has shown leadership in moving…