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LETTER: Climate change a vital discussion

Editor: Thank you, Bob Sandford. Thank you, Bart Robinson and thank you Ed Whittingham for giving us a little reality check. It’s hard to believe there is still a debate on climate change, what needs to be done and who is going to do it. A week or two

Editor:

Thank you, Bob Sandford. Thank you, Bart Robinson and thank you Ed Whittingham for giving us a little reality check. It’s hard to believe there is still a debate on climate change, what needs to be done and who is going to do it.

A week or two ago a headline in the National Post – “World on ‘thin ice’ as UN climate report gives stark warning” – blared the world is running out of time to advert the worst climate change damage.

When you have companies declare emissions caps are unrealistically too high and use that as an excuse to do nothing, when you have a premier that thinks she can control Ottawa with the threat of the Sovereignty Act so as not to increase emissions limits by 2030 and those that say we have a well-educated body of young people coming up to tackle this urgent issue, I have to wonder if there is any hope of saving this planet at all.

We have been dumping this problem for decades, young people are becoming disillusioned, access information in alternate ways, and wonder who is telling the truth.

We all know, whether we like it or not, we can't wait until tomorrow. We must really think about what direction we want our province to go in the upcoming election.

Marilyn Foxford,

Canmore