It’s not too late if the plan is ambitious
Letter to the Editor
Ambition and cooperation to stabilize our climate are dramatically different between the two parties competing in a bilateral race in Kootenay-Columbia Riding.
The CPC climate plan weakens and backtracks on our emissions targets failing to aim for targets necessary for a stable climate. It gives savings credits to polluters. And it refuses to acknowledge that climate action needs to be stepped up and that ‘human-caused climate change is real’ (March 22, 2021).
The NDP climate plan strengthens existing targets using accountability legislation; stops fossil fuel subsidies; and sets a path forward while supporting workers and communities to get there.
CPC speaks of “cleaner fossil fuels” and points to carbon capture as a cure-all when markets, unsubsidized industry, jobs and financial backers have already moved to lower cost and long term renewables.
The race to gain market share and trade advantage in a decarbonized global economy is on, and it will be won by those with the ambition and plan to deliver on net-zero by 2050. If we look, it couldn’t be clearer. It’s our choice. And we, and in particular, our children, won’t have this choice later.
My vote and hope for a safe and livable future is clearly with the NDP and Wayne Stetski, climate champion endorsed by 350 Canada and LeadNow.