LETTER: Taking a Longer Term Perspective of the BC Elections

LETTER: Taking a Longer Term Perspective of the BC Elections

Dear Editor:

As we head to the polls on May 9, a question we should be considering is what type of world we want to leave for our children and grandchildren.

Are we are doomed to go over the climate cliff – facing a world with ever increasing extreme weather, mudslides, catastrophic wildfires, and sea level rise? Or should we just not think about it because it is too overwhelming?

The good news is that we can address the problem and avoid the worst of climate change impacts. And doing so can be exciting – with new innovations, good jobs, and healthier communities. 

I suggest readers look closely at their options this election season and vote for a party that is taking climate action seriously. In BC, our carbon pollution is rising, and we are set to blow past our legislated 2020 targets. For a non-partisan comparison chart on party’s climate platforms, go to http://canada.citizensclimatelobby.org/bc-election-climate-action-counts/

Most importantly, let’s vote for a better future.

Laura Sacks

Castlegar, BC