LETTER: Doing nothing is the worst thing we can do for the climate

Dear editor,

In response to Tom Fletcher’s op-ed,Canada’s carbon tax house of cards is falling down, Mr. Fletcher ends by saying, “The notion that British Columbia, and for that matter Canada, can alter planetary weather with deceptive tax measures, while the U.S., China, India, Australia and others bow out, is not just sick. It’s dying.”

Mr. Fletcher seems to be saying that B.C. and Canada shouldn’t do anything about global warming unless every other country in the world does something. Well, every other country in the world did do something – they signed the Paris agreement on stopping global warming. Then the U.S. got Donald Trump and he removed them.

To suggest we here shouldn’t do anything unless every other country is on board is ludicrous. In fact, it’s suicidal. It’s the human race who will be dying. The planet will be unable to feed all the humans who now exist. As global warming increases, droughts will increase, floods will increase, sea levels will rise.

To suggest we do nothing because we can’t do everything is a recipe for dying for sure.

This isn’t about affecting weather. This is about global warming beyond levels that will sustain human civilization if we don’t stop our greenhouse gas emissions.

Megan Ardyche

Comox

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