2008-06-30

Pine beetle epidemic, fires prove action needed


Re: Climate plan is a tough sell with soaring fuel prices, June 26

I differ with The Sun's view that the road ahead is "not clearly mapped." B.C.'s 126-page Climate Action Plan is as comprehensive as any plan in existence, and calls for all British Columbians to be part of the solution.

Many parts of B.C. have been warming at a rate that is twice the global average. It isn't hard to see the impact this is having. Think of the mountain pine beetle epidemic that has destroyed our pine forest. Think about the storms that devastated Stanley Park. Think about the firestorms in Kelowna that burned homes and threatened communities. Think about what kind of province we want to leave for our children.