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Join David Suzuki in calling for climate change accountability

Click here to send a letter to your political representative.

Read more here on the importance of Canada’s climate bill, the Climate Change Accountability Act, Bill C-311.

While the bill has be laid to rest, the federal government’s responsibility to implement a Canada-wide solution to climate change has not gone anywhere. Likewise, the responsibility lies within each of us as citizens to continually and honestly communicate our asks and concerns to those that represent us in the House of Commons, the house of our country’s democratic system.

Join WWF-Canada in spurring a national response to the Senate’s recent vote on Canada’s climate bill.

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  • http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/author/zoecaron/ Zoe Caron

    Dear John,

    Very eloquently put. Thank you.

    Zoe

  • John Pearson

    Bertrand Russell suggested “..When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.”

    Science is imperfect, but it is based, as much as possible, on tangible, verifiable observations and measurements, coming from (mostly) those who are recognized as unbiased professionals and experts in their fields.

    In the 21st century, it’s difficult to argue that important decisions should rely on political and faith based loyalties, and take precedence over science. Yet many elected leaders behave as though they believe exactly that.

    H.L.Mencken observed “..The nature of the human species is to reject what is true but unpleasant, and to embrace what is obviously false but comforting.”

    By allowing Bill C-311 to die, by choosing politics over science, have our elected leaders not demonstrated the dangerous truth of Mr.Menckens observation?

    Or, is it simpler: In our government, power, greed, and corruption takes precedence over long-term public good?

  • Rob Evans, B.Sc., M.Sc.

    Dear Mr. Suzuki:

    Congratulations on all the excellent environmental work you are doing to save Mother Earth. I was at the first Earth Day in 1970 and have been a raging Environmentalist/Tree Hugger since then. Once I completed an EA on a proposed road expansion through three “Kettle Ponds” and my recommendation was that the project should not go ahead. A Manager in the Consulting Firm wrote to my supervisor, a P.Eng.,and said I should be fired if I did not change my recommendation. After a couple of days to think it over I said to myself what would you do, or John Muir, or Aldo Leopold and I refused to change my recommendation. Meanwhile my supervisor had called various Regulatory Agencies and they all gave me a good review so I did not get fired. You must be true to your Environmental Ethics. At Ontario Hydro I started a “Lake Sturgeon Rescue Prpgram” North of Kapuskasing which has saved over 10,000 fish so far. I received an Environmental Sustainability Award from the CEO for this. You can reach me at evansfam151@rogers.com, November 19, 2010.