Global warming not going away anytime soon

As the earth warms and extreme weather increasingly becomes the norm, hundreds of thousands of people will die.

As the earth warms and extreme weather increasingly becomes the norm, hundreds of thousands of people will die.

It is predicted that in the second half of the 21st century, most of humanity may perish from the drought, floods, diseases that climate change will bring. In 100 years we may be down to one billion people worldwide.

Climate change is our biggest threat, yet Canada is not even making a modest effort to reduce this threat. Canada signed the Kyoto Protocol and then declared it had no intention of meeting its reduction commitments.

On September 21, seven people started a 12-day fast for climate justice on Parliament Hill. Here are the three points they call for to combat climate change:

1. End fossil fuel subsidies.

2. Put a price on carbon.

3. Support the development of renewable energy.

The fast ended October 2. Among the supporters are Physicians for Global Survival, the Council of Canadians and the Voice of Women for Peace. The seven people on Parliament Hill ask that letters supporting the fast and the three points be sent to your local Member of Parliament. Those who more information or to sign a pledge can go to climatefast.ca

Sandra Hartline

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