Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Link of the day: Pacific Islanders campaigning for a stop to Alberta Tar Sands expansion: they are on the spot, and hoping to meet the Canadian Prime Minister, to remind him of his promises

A group of Pacific Islanders who are among the first, and most impacted people by the effects of climate change, are at present visiting the Alberta Tar Sands as part of a Raise a Paddle campaign to bring attention to climate change. Operating with the support of the web site 350.org, these people have expressed maximum dismay at the sight of the Tar Sands, and are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep to the promises he made during the Paris climate conference, when his government insisted that they would lead the way to a 1.5 per cent increase in CO2 emissions, as the first step to bringing man-made climate change under control. They  ask him to reverse his agreement to the expansion of the Tar Sands.  They ask all Canadians to bring this to the Prime Minister’s attention.