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From “Climate Crisis” to “A Prosperous and Sustainable Future” – PEI Social Forum
November 21, 2018
A recent CNN report stated, “This summer’s sizzling temperatures, savage droughts, raging wildfires, floods and acute water shortages …….are surely evidence beyond any reasonable doubt that the climate crisis is upon us now. This is the new normal — until it gets worse. We, must finally grasp the urgency at hand and undertake dramatic, meaningful measures — initiatives beyond the modest goals of 2015 Paris climate accord — to stave off nothing less than the destruction of civilization as we know it.” (https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/31/opinions/climate-crisis-is-upon-us-opinion-intl/index.html)
Bill McKibben, founder of 360.Org, says it’s too late to halt global warming, but we still have a chance to curb it in ways that ultimately avoid “civilizational destruction.” While our federal and provincial politicians debate on what, if any action should be taken, greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. Unless immediate and effective actions are implemented, the Climate Crisis may eventually wipe out modern life as we know it. Numerous suggestions have been presented on how to react to this crisis. However, In order to think long term, we must act now. For the sake of the planet, and future generations. Let’s get started.
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