Climate change not a hoax

Simply … it is wrong to wager the security of our future generations in a zero-sum game of climate change … risked for trillions of dollars.

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Simply … it is wrong to wager the security of our future generations in a zero-sum game of climate change … risked for trillions of dollars.

Republican James Inhofe, Oklahoma senator, said human-genic rapid climate change is a greatest hoax perpetrated by a science-based consensus of climate scientists.  Marketed perniciously … over 70 per cent of the people are convinced this is a hoax.

Fatih Berol, chief economist for the International Energy Agency, says we have until 2015 … before the door closes for the world to mitigate irreversible climate change.  Did we lose the ability to stay below 2 C of global warming in Durban? Pernicious.

Nicholas Stern admitted their report underestimated how fast climate change is occurring … underestimating “the price” to stop it. While Canada adds massive CO2 globally … “irreversibly” developing Canada’s mega-fossil fuel industry … can “irreversible climate change” be stopped? What “price” will you pay … to sustain human civilization?

The trillions of dollars from marketing/developing/operating Canada’s mega-fossil fuel industry are not without harm. Decisively … it is harm “beyond price.”

Need Canada follow precautionary principled global cooperative climate action before 2015 … to stay below 3.5 C … to stay below 4 C … in our children’s lifetime? What are the consequences of a mere 0.05C … a mere 0.08C … in reaching 6 C by 2100 or later?

Canadians need to know … soon/now. Canadians are betting their precious valued children and grandchildren can adapt to this. Unforeseen odds/calculus … in a zero-sum game?

Choose to err on the side of unabated Canadian mega-fossil fuel development. However … most climate scientists agree that time is running out fast … some scientists disagreeing. Non-scientists/scientists Stephen Harper, Christy Clark, Alison Redford, Peter Kent, Joe Oliver, Terry Lake, Diana McQueen et. al. disagrees. Do you?

In a real democracy … what counts is your decision. Canada’s proudest generation … or farced/fooled/foxed … forever egregiously grieved … hoaxed in a zero-sum climate game?

Herb Nakada

Williams Lake

Williams Lake Tribune

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