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LETTER: Climate change will impact vulnerable in our society first

Unless we dramatically reduce our carbon emissions, the world as we know it will cease to exist, letter writer says regarding Newmarket council's declaration of a climate emergency
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Re: Letter to the editor, What qualifies as an emergency in Newmarket, Jan. 20, and Article, Newmarket council declares climate emergency, Jan. 14. 

Of course, I am concerned about poverty and vulnerable people, but is it not completely apparent that those who will suffer the effects of climate change first, and who are the most vulnerable to climate change, are the very people who this letter writer is concerned about?

The threat posed by our rapidly changing weather patterns and erratic weather events such as floods, hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes, etc, is not only going to affect people in coastal regions, violent and rapidly changing erratic weather is happening everywhere at a pace that far exceeds even the direst predictions of scientists worldwide

Unless we dramatically reduce our carbon emissions worldwide, including in Newmarket, the world as we know it will cease to exist.

So I am flummoxed how someone who considers herself to be a caring and socially conscious person could object to council declaring what we are facing for exactly what it is: a climate emergency!

Fran Bazos, Drawdown Newmarket-Aurora




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