Letter to the Editor of the
Ajax News Advertiser
I simply to express my support for the Kyoto Accord, and hope Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge MPP Dan McTeague will vote in favour of it when it comes up later this year.
I am a young person, 27 years old, who is very concerned about the world I am in the process of inheriting. While I understand Kyoto will have economic consequences, I believe scaremongering on this basis is both irresponsible and representative of a parochial view. It would seem to me that those so heavily invested in a fossil fuel-based economy are refusing to see the economic benefits (and I would think, great opportunities) of a Green-based on.
The jobs that will be lost are — like an ‘executioner’ — jobs that probably shouldn’t exist in the first place, since they are detrimental to the long-term survival of the biosphere.
Members of parliament are from a generation older than mine. They have experienced and enjoyed an ecosystem that will probably not exist for my children or grandchildren. This is something new for us a human beings and as citizens or Canada; the rural generations of a century ago did not imagine their descendants not enjoying clean rivers and clean air.
Why should we make the future pay for our selfishness?
Kyoto may be considered a small and almost insignificant step, but we have to start somewhere.
Please vote in favour of Kyoto.
Timothy Comeau, Ajax
- 2002: Appeared in Ajax News Adveritiser in October 2002
- 2002-2007: Digitized and put on my website
- 2007: moved to my blog with a backdated timestamp
- 2015: this version produced