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

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