Letter: Climate solutions continue to melt away quickly

We determine our destiny. We are responsible. We count. We matter. Our fossil-fuels prevail.


We determine our destiny.  We are responsible.  We count.  We matter.  Our fossil-fuels prevail.  We passed safe climate limits for human civilization in 1987.  Cruise controlled, our wanton reckless fossil-fueled private logic is in the fast lane.

Worse possible outcomes are for future generations.  We melt away their climate solutions.  We decide their uncontrollable climate-tipping points.

Our 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit failed to keep climate degradation below 1.5C   Our fossil-fuels smothers scientifically expressed Carbon budgets.  Our private logic, maladapted to life and Nature, reaps a grim 2C Carbon budget.

Speed ahead 35 years to possible 4C.  Compete for genocidal 4C or 6C in 85 years.

Speed Canada’s fossil-fuel industry beyond the Paris 2015 Climate Summit, beyond 2C, way beyond global safety. Suppress compelling scientific climate data for our wanton recklessness. Hide our crimes against humanity from ourselves and our children. Invite our fate.

Secured human civilization for all? Missing is meaningful democratic co-operative social action providing their climate protection. Failing is bitter for our children and grandchildren.

Bitter for us is phasing out our fossil-fuelled private logic beginning now before 2020, phased out by 2050.

Phased out are pathological power and control that foments fear-based anti-social competition. Phased out are man-against-man-against-life-against-nature alienating inhuman conglomerations. Unstable, lying to ourselves and our children, competing, extracting, shipping, shopping, consuming, driving, flying, warring without limits, to extinction.

Phased out are our fears, our doinance and submission for democratic social equality.  Our fear of inferiority breeds unstable pathological power and control.  We contest for power, for control, destroying our social interest, our common welfare.

We hold in awe, 80 plutocrats accumulating more global wealth than 3.5 billion human beings.  We consolidate their global power and control.

We conserve our global poverty, shrink our middle-class, shave our social services … indebted … reap “Masters” with autocratic power diminishing democratic social equality.

Herb Nakada

Williams Lake

Just Posted

Gibraltar Mine has started calling back 34 workers laid off on April 27 because it has received its permit to reactive the Gibraltar East Pit. (Taseko Mines Ltd. photo)
Gibraltar Mine receives permit, calling back laid off employees

Mining has begun in the Gibraltar East pit

(RCMP logo)
RCMP investigating early morning assault in Williams Lake

An insecure firearm was located in a residence

Williams Lake City Council rejected a proposal Tuesday at its regular meeting for the city to host a junior A hockey team for the upcoming 2021/22 season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Council rejects junior A hockey bid in Williams Lake

The proposal has been up for debate the past several months

The city of Williams Lake will help fund a position at Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch for mental health programs using some of the COVID safe restart grant the city received from the province. (City of Williams Lake photo)
City of Williams Lake allocates 35K to support mental health programs

The funding for CMHA coming from the COVID Safe Restart grant the city received

Speed reader data collected between March 1 and April 28, 2021 indicated 94.68 per cent of vehicles traveling through kept below or to the 50 km hour speed limit. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City council agrees further speed restrictions not warranted for Westridge area of Williams Lake

Staff bases decision on speed reader data collected over six-week period

B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains in the B.C. legislature, May 13, 2019. (Hansard TV)
VIDEO: B.C. to provide 3 days of sick pay for COVID-19 absences

Province will support employers on cost, labour minister says

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Brad MacKenzie, advocacy chair for the ALS Society of B.C., says having research projects in the province allows people here to have access to cutting-edge treatments now being developed. (B.C. government video)
B.C. funds research chair for Lou Gehrig’s disease at UBC

Pandemic has cut off patient access to international projects

In this Monday, March 15, 2021 file photo a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is pictured in a pharmacy in Boulogne Billancourt, outside Paris. Questions remained Wednesday about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada, as Manitoba limited use of the shot and Ontario announced it planned to save an incoming shipment to use as second doses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christophe Ena, File
Questions remain about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot in Canada

More than two million Canadians have received AstraZeneca and 17 have been confirmed to have VITT

A Mountie issued B.C. RCMP’s first ticket for non-essential travel May 1. (Black Press Media files)
Driver ticketed, told to ‘return to Lower Mainland immediately’ by Vancouver Island police

The motorist was originally pulled over for driving-related offences May 1

Children walk back to their classroom while wearing masks and physical distancing at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., in October, 2020. A group of B.C. teachers has issued an open letter calling for the relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions for children in B.C. schools. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Group of B.C. teachers calls for easing of pandemic measures for students

Teacher group says ‘response to COVID is out of balance to the cost our youth are paying’

Adam Hamdan has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Man acquitted on terrorist charges given temporary residence in Canada

Adam Hamdan had been facing deportation to Jordan, where he holds citizenship through his Palestinian parents

Most Read