The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Synthesis Report last month in which it states that the Earth is locked on an “irreversible” course of climatic disruption from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the impacts will only worsen unless nations agree to dramatic cuts in pollution.
What we do matters.
That belief motivates each of us every morning when we get up and face a new day, whether we’re a truck driver or a member of the BC legislative assembly. But while the truck driver decides she or he won’t drive at the new higher speed limits in order to save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the majority of our MLAs have decided to put the pedal to the floor.
On October 22, the Liberals voted down Andrew Weaver’s amendment to Bill 2 to delay the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act for six months in order to educate themselves about the consequences to the global climate of as many as five LNG plants in BC.
This legislation weakens the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act passed in 2007 and as a report from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions points out, LNG exports will not ease global warming. Isn’t it time that our MLAs start behaving as if what they do matters? Isn’t it time for them to stop making climate change worse?