Most folks understand climate change is happening, but some continue to dispute if this is the case. So here are some points I would like you to consider.
Many parts of British Columbia have been warming at a rate that is twice the global average. Eleven of the last 12 years were among the warmest ever, since 1850. Over the last century British Columbia has lost 50 per cent of its snow packs and glaciers have melted away.
It isn’t hard to see the impact climate change is having in our province. Think of the mountain pine beetle epidemic that has destroyed our pine forest—80 per cent of British Columbia’s pine forest will be dead by 2013.