I am writing today as a concerned parent and Gr. 12 World Issues teacher, on behalf of my own two children, and my students.
In 2021, extreme weather fuelled by the climate crisis made headlines around the world — heat domes, forest fires, floods, droughts. Climatologists expect more records to be broken and more destructive impacts from climate disruption in 2022, according to the David Suzuki Foundation.
Our society needs immediate, rapid, large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and a plan for a just transition that supports workers and communities in the necessary shift away from fossil fuels. In this light, I am calling on local, provincial and federal levels of government to do what they can in achieving these goals.
I am hoping that this message will help remind everyone how important the issue of climate change is. It would be great to prompt people in Sudbury into thinking and talking more about climate change, and spurring local citizens to action. Ultimately, it will be up to all of us, and not just politicians and business leaders, to make an impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.