by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 07 2021
To The Editor:
There is predictable certainty during election time: grand promises will be made minus the details of how those “deliverables” will actually be delivered, monitored and reported.
In the context of anthropogenic climate change, the same strategy is used with no mention that inertia will be one of the major delivery tools.
A harsh judgement perhaps, but when I look back over the last 6 years at letters sent to various elected officials, the only noticeable change is that six years have gone by. Once we acknowledge that everything we do has consequences, the obvious next step is to let the desired consequences guide everything we do.
When we defer until tomorrow before taking meaningful action, we forget that today was yesterday’s tomorrow.
Ron Robinson, Nelson, BC