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Canada Has Contributed its Fair Share to Climate Crisis

Editor,

I think it was Dr. James Hansen (formerly of NASA, and a real Climate Scientist) that covered China and India best. He pointed out that Carbon Dioxide spends 100 years in the atmosphere - on average. That as recently as ten years ago Canada was #4 on the list of all time emitters - total emissions. Out of every country in the world. And that China would need to keep pumping CO2 into the atmosphere at the same rate for 30 years (now 20) if it even hoped to catch up to the biggest contributors to the problem - the USA, Great Britain, Germany, and to pass #4, Canada. India was going to need 40 years if I recall the chart correctly.


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Thoughts on Council's Declaration of a Climate Crisis

Editor,

Dinosaurs?

With respect to the recent decision by Meaford council to jump on the climate change emergency bandwagon, and your subsequent flailing of councillor Greenfield as a “dinosaur”, I would like to offer a few thoughts.

There is little or no meaning to any municipal council, large or small, endorsing matters that are 100% out of their control. It is a gesture, not an action.


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This is No Time to Sit on the Sidelines

Editor,

When our council passed the climate crisis/emergency motion at the November 18 council meeting, my heart was full. I’m grateful that as a community we are not sitting on the sidelines watching as other people in our country and around the globe suffer due to the warming of the earth and the related damage to our biosphere.

Our municipality may not be destroyed by rising sea levels as in the Solomon Islands or coastal communities as in the Arctic.


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