I’m a grandmother and a Northerner.
I am witnessing how climate-change-related events are negatively affecting my family who lives across Canada and into the States. Forest fires, floods, longer allergy season, lost property, heat waves, heavy wind storms, increased insurance cost. The list goes on.
I am most concerned with my grandchildren because the weight of the impact of climate change is the heaviest on their shoulders. I do what I can to lower my share of greenhouse gas emissions so they might have a bit less to bare.
For me this means walking more, driving an electric vehicle, insulating the basement, installing a heat pump, and yes, I am eating less red meat. This last one is a work in progress.
It’s a lot to take in, but welcome the seismic global technological changes, especially in the area of energy. Ever cheaper wind and solar energy and the move towards an electric auto industry will help slow down the most consequential disruption of all, climate change.
I know no politician can hold back the many changes upon us. That is why I will choose that politician that best protects our future with a solid, science-based, climate change plan.