A statement from Elizabeth May

I received this very appropriately timed email of a statement by the Leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May:

Statement: Connecting the Environment and the Economy

House of Commons
January 29, 2013

Mr. Speaker, on January 21 in his inaugural address, United States President Barack Obama said the following:

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.”

In the same vein, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, spoke in Davos and identified the threat of climate change as a more significant economic threat than global economic instability. Finding a future path forward, President Obama called for U.S. leadership saying:

“We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise.”

So too must Canada. With a potential $60 billion in the clean tech sector, we should be seizing the leadership and addressing the climate crisis.

I agree with this and it bears repeating:   “With a potential $60 billion in the clean tech sector, we should be seizing the leadership and addressing the climate crisis.”

Today’s “stone” is  Day 41  too warm, too wet, strange weather afoot, Mother Nature in the grip of disastrous inevitability

 

 

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