ACTION MUST BE TAKEN NOW
Not in a few years. Not tomorrow. Right now. Earth Day has been happening annually for fifty years now, it's time that we step up to create real momentum. Climate change is real and we’re seeing the effects right here in Canada: forest fires in BC, floods in Ontario, heat waves in Quebec and unfortunately many more. The UN’s IPCC reported that we have 11 years to avert a climate crisis and that urgent and unprecedented changes to reduce human-caused carbon emissions are required to keep devastating climate impacts at bay.
Rebecca, 16-year-old climate activist, believes climate policy must be prioritized in order to make meaningful change. She says,
“Climate policy is complicated, but the decision to prioritize it is not. I want to see every level of government prioritize addressing this crisis.”
The more that action is delayed, the more difficult it will be to undo the damage. A sense of urgency from all isn’t just something we should hope for, it’s required.