A Call-Out from the Green Party of Ontario
Posted August 25th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Hot enough for you?
That’s the question we ask as we enter the dog days of summer.
However, this year we’re asking the question much earlier in the season and a lot more often.
Relentless heat waves coupled with overheated and rising water levels in our Great Lakes are threatening what amounts to one fifth of the world’s fresh water.
This is the consequence of climate change.
Instead of addressing this urgent issue, the Ford government is burying their heads in the sand. Their ‘do nothing’ plan for climate action means that Ontario will not hit our emissions targets, according to an Auditor General report.
Blooms of toxic algae are spreading in our waterways, and fish and wildlife will suffer. We will have fewer places to swim and our drinking water could become compromised.
In Lake Erie alone, harmful algae blooms are beginning to persist into October.
Tell Doug Ford we need climate action now .
We’re talking about one fifth of the world’s fresh water. Let’s not stand by and watch while our children’s legacy is being threatened.
Our Great Lakes are worth fighting to protect.
Send a letter today to fight for the Great Lakes.
Abhijeet Manay, Deputy Leader, Green Party of Ontario
To review a copy of a letter you can sign and submit to the Ontario Premier, click on – https://secure.gpo.ca/protect-great-lakes?source=C20.HEFY.W
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