Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan
Addressing the Climate Emergency
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Climate Change is sometimes hard to see. It is a little bit like a disease that lives inside a person and only starts to show symptoms when it is too late to do anything about it.
When you look out your window and see the sun shining and the bounty of nature all around, it is hard to think that we are 'moments' away from disaster. But that is how it works, By the time the symptoms are so bad that we can't ignore them, it is too late.
Climate change is not something that will happen in the distant future. It is happening now. It is not about Polar Bears or people in distant places that we don’t know (although yes, it is about that too). Climate change is about us, and our community. How we are being affected by it now and in the coming years and the part that we can play in stopping it.
We need to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG’s) by half in the next ten years. This is not a question of ‘Should we?’ but rather ‘How can we?’. It is a daunting task but what choice do we have? Society will collapse if serious mitigation actions aren't taken in the next decade. This isn’t about the next generation anymore. This is about us...what we do and how it will affect us and our children in our lifetimes.
It is an emergency and we need to start acting like it is.
Climate Strike Rally
News release : Transition Salt Spring Climate Action Plan Group
Climate Action Plan Brunch - 10 am - 12 pm at GISS
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