We Need Environmental Action!

To: The Honourable John Baird, Minister Environment Canada, Ottawa Dear, Hon. Baird \"Scientists are noticing a rapid increase in the depletion of the polar ice caps which could be totally melted within the next 25 years, alot sooner then previously expected. This has caught many Scientists by surprise, because the real estate lost in this area over the past 30 years is at a rate of 30%. This is much to large to be a natural cycle of temperature, and is attributed to global warming. According to Marc Serreze, Senior Researcher, US National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, \"if we think about where we were 25 years ago, we have lost a slice of ice the size of Alaska\" For all participants, from Governments to the citizens of the world, the environment is worthy of our attention, and great consideration, and direct action. \"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little,has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.\" Ghandi. Humans have begun to look at environmental issues, and we are currently at the struggle stage, and it is difficult as we adjust, and change. But, the struggle will be worth it, when the outcome is victory. Surely, environmental victory is the greatest gift the world can give to its self, and should be the most important human want and need\" (Pinter, 2007) \". They are all symptoms of the problem rather than its root. General Canadian policy has long gravitated towards monopoly solutions to complex, heterogeneous problems. We have one-size-fits-all systems of handling and transportation, and local, regional, and sometimes federal & provincial monopolies. We tend to invest large amounts of our available capital in a disturbingly small range of options. And once we have made our investments, we defend them vigorously against new market entrants. The problem is that we are not in the business of change, but of managing change. We like to do things in an organized,


Lynda Pinter is an Environmental Student at the University of Guelph, Canada. A small business owner, and Environmental Advocate.


Quest 2000 http://www.quest2000.ca Definition of Environmental Technologies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_technology Contact the Canadian Environment Minister http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asplang=En&n=B6832638-1 EnviroZone Magazine http://www.ec.gc.ca/envirozine/english/home_e.cfm David Suzuki Foundation - Kyoto http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/Kyoto/ IN THE NEWS Opposition piles on PM over climate change http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/279966 THE CANADIAN PRESS, Nov 26, 2007 06:32 PM Canadian PM under fire for climate change stand www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-27 10:51:58


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