Runaway climate changePosted: October 9, 2013
7 October, 2013
The Editor, The Dominion Post
The UN panel on climate change has recently come out with a new statement on climate change and human influence, their strongest one yet though still keeping to their traditional “cautious scientist” voice. They make it clearer than ever that the startling risk of mass extinctions of humans and others on this planet from runaway climate change is real.
The timing of this report is fortuitious for us at local body election time. It has been satisfying to see the full page ads of “Climate Action” candidate, Martin Wilson as he spells out the reality of choices for us in simple outline. Hopefully a few of the elected council candidates and mayor will take the lead in bringing this discussion to the fore where it needs to be. No time to lose.