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Take note that climate change is upon us

Re: Old man take a look at your facts (BC Views, Jan. 22).

I’m extremely happy that more people, including Neil Young, are voicing their opposition to the tar sands. In particular, plans to expand extraction, production and transportation of any fossil fuels, even if some of what they say is sensational or not factual.

Tom Fletcher needs to stop sweating the small stuff, stop trying to be right and get with the big picture, instead of sitting at his computer. If he had spent anytime outdoors even in a backyard garden, he would get it. The daffodils have been poking through the ground for more than two weeks, in January!

Forty years ago in Rossland we got 30 to 40 feet of snow a year.  The snow has steadily declined since then and this year, Rossland has less than four feet. Climate change is upon us and in a huge way.

Paraphrasing Patrick Lane: We are eating the world. We are devouring the oceans and the land. We are drinking the lakes and the seas and eating the mountains and plains. We are eating and eating until there is almost nothing left for our children to come.

If we wait for scientists to give us definitive proof, the whole world will look like a nuclear bomb hit it. Besides, most of the objective scientists have been muzzled and the others are on the payroll of big oil.

The one fact that is indisputable is the human race cannot continue to consume like it does. We must reduce, reduce, reduce.

Dave Secco

Oak Bay

 

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