At this point, I don’t know if we stand a chance at fighting climate change and saving our planet, but I sure won’t stop trying and pushing for it. Actions speak louder than words.
If a government claims to be an ecologist, it can not encourage the oil companies to develop to infinity, yet that seems to be the case with Canada.
The Canadian Court was recently very critical of the National Energy Board for failing to meet First Nations consultation requirements and taking into account the marine dimension of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project. The government was also relying on a study that didn’t fully consider the impact of increased oil-tanker traffic on the environment.
We need to stop talking about the environment without doing anything. We need to tackle the roots of the problem which is an unsuitable economic model that relentlessly destroys living conditions on the planet while exacerbating inequalities, putting priority on present profit over the lives of future generations. The greatest obstacle we face is not the resistance of my fellow citizens, but that of bureaucrats and governments for whom an ecological project isn’t important.
We need to demand concrete action to address the proliferation of plastics that end up in the oceans and are killing fish.