Friday, November 17, 2006

Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper,

My name is Timothy Schwinghamer. I am a graduate student at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. I am writing to you today because - from what I have seen - it seems like the Government of Canada intends to stand by and do nothing to address the global climatological crisis. Canada's disregard for the Kyoto Protocol concerns me deeply, as it will likely make life impossible for much of the world. The impact of your inaction will visit disaster largely upon ecosystems including the people and nations least responsible for climatic crisis.

Your government must put a climate change plan into action in Canada. Canada ought to uphold the Kyoto Protocol and show the rest of the world that we do not want to be a contributor to the global climatic crisis. The federal government needs to regulate a reduction of pollution from heavy industry because this accounts for half of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

If the government fears the economic repercussions of accepting Kyoto, then it must overlook (and not threaten with law or violence) such actions as the people in Canada must take to put an end to the industries that jeopardize their future, and the future of the biosphere.

Sincerely and respectfully,

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