Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Writing to People Who Really Should Know Better

Some of you have been asking about my Carbon Slim blog. My apologies for the spotty installments. I’ve been busy writing to Canadian Senators and now, the President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, to stop plotting to kill Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Bill. The Bill is now before the Senate.

To read my exchange with Perrin Beatty, President of the Chamber of Commerce, who is urging industry to lobby the Senate to kill the Bill, visit

For my correspondence with Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate, visit

Things are little harry, what with the US Senate not doing a damn thing about climate change, despite 2010 being the hottest year on record. Governments are failing us because, let’s face it, they receive campaign money from big oil and coal, or believe we must hitch our economic wagon to oil and coal extraction. is mobilizing citizens through its 10.10.10 campaign. If governments won’t act, people will. Time is of the essence. It’s not time to give up. In five years time, if no significant action is taken on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, then god help us all.

Bill Mckibben, who spearheaded, has this to say about the matter -

1 comment:

Milan said...

Writing letters to influential figures is definitely a good way to contribute to the overall climate change mitigation movement. Please keep it up, and keep posting the back-and-forth online so that others can use it for reference.