by Pat Parsley
It has become apparent to me recently that there are actually people in our society who believe that it is acceptable to clear cut our forests, pollute our waters, pave every green space in site and consume fossil fuel as fast as they can. Perhaps those individuals do not have time to watch The Nature of Things, or read scientists’ environmental reports as they are too busy working at the mill, driving, flying, racing drag bikes and consuming fuel in other ways. However, as this is a free country, I will defend their right to voice their opinion, no matter how absurd it may be.
Our human species is rapidly approaching extinction due to our own behavior. We have already caused the extinction of other species. Are we now hell-bent on destroying our own?
Our pursuit of comfort and consumption of products, fuel and the desire for monetary profit is the driving force that will end the human race. The glaciers are melting, oceans are rising, green space is rapidly disappearing and yet we continue to consume,
consume, consume. Due to our easy existence, we don’t even complain when large corporations want to speed up this process. Very learned scientists have been telling us for years that this is a disaster that’s fast-approaching. Why aren’t we listening? Are we so spoiled and lazy that we don’t have the energy to listen or change our own behavior?
Climate change is happening. Period. If we don’t start saying no to the large corporations who placate us with comforts, we are contributing to our own demise. Say no to the proposed LNG Plant on Texada and the hazardous waste dump in Wildwood.