“We still have time to avoid runaway global warming.”
A Message from Elizabeth May, Green Party MP and former Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Posted August 24th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
The (the United Nation’s) IPCC report, the sixth assessment report of the physical science, could not have been clearer. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described the report as “Code Red for humanity.”
And yet the political theatre that passes for democratic debate in this country remains mired in the trivial.
Meanwhile, in British Columbia, thousands of our fellow citizens remain under evacuation orders or evacuation alerts. The skies are an eerie orange as ash rains down on interior towns like Armstrong. Prairie farmers are in dire straits as drought chokes the life out of their crops.
Over 570 British Columbians died in a few short days (this summer) from the heat domes, while floods ravaged much of Europe and China. For the first time the IPCC has raised the credible threat of runaway global warming – of unstoppable, self-accelerating global heating.
IF YOU ARE FEELING A SENSE OF DESPAIR, I CANNOT BLAME YOU. I AM FIGHTING IT ALL THE TIME. BUT FIGHT IT WE MUST, because we still have time to avoid runaway global warming. We still have a chance of holding the global average temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees C.
WHAT TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE CAN YOU MAKE RIGHT NOW?
CONVINCE EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO VOTE GREEN. MAKE IT CLEAR THAT NO OTHER PARTY IS SERIOUS; THAT ONLY THE GREENS UNDERSTAND WE ARE IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY.
This is the moment when we must raise the alarm. The science is clear.Liberal climate fakery and NDP hypocrisy must not be allowed to shut down a meaningful debate about the climate emergency.
Spread the word. Support your local Green candidate. If there is not already a candidate where you live, step up to run yourself. WE ARE RUNNING
OUT OF TIME, BUT WE DO HAVE JUST ENOUGH TIME TO SAVE OURSELVES. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Please, make your donation to the Green Party of Canada) today.
With my thanks, ELIZABETH MAY, Candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, B.C., Green Party of Canada
For more on the Green Party of Canada and how you, if you wish to support it, click on – https://www.greenparty.ca/en .
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