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Leave the Thames alone
I can’t think of anything more selfish than damming the Thames River so that canoeists can paddle at the forks in the heat of the summer. The rest of us will just have to live with stagnant stinking river water or no water, and we can all kiss the spiny softshell turtles goodbye — recently upgraded to endangered in April of this year.
Not just a U.S. problem
The Michigan writer of the letter Mind your own business (Aug. 10) finds it ironic that a Canadian newspaper reports news of the U.S. president. What is truly ironic is that a U.S. citizen reads a Canadian paper and thinks she can criticize its content. Keep in mind that the author of the column she refers to cited results of an American study.
Canadians will have to live with the fallout of Donald Trump’s actions. Michigan and Ontario are very close. A missile aimed at anywhere in the U.S. will most certainly have an “impact” on Canada.
The column referred to the president’s mental state and the fact that he scores 34 of a possible 40 points on a psychopathy checklist. That’s worrisome, when the psychopath holds his finger over a nuclear button. That really gets our attention.
C. D. Parker
Urgent action needed
Regarding Lorrie Goldstein’s column PM, climate minister are reality deniers (Aug. 11).
The reality of today is constrained, but the reality of tomorrow can be determined by what we do. It will be difficult for Canada, or any country, to meet its 2030 Paris targets. It will be difficult to prevent the average global temperature from exceeding 2C. It will be more difficult if some countries under-report emissions.
If my three-year-old granddaughter fell down a crevice while we were hiking, it might be difficult to get her out. But what I would do?
Call or email your MPP and MP and urge them to enact fee and dividend. It will, indeed, lower emissions because everyone will know the fee will keep increasing until 90 per cent reduction is achieved. It will not cause a massive recession because the money will be recycled back into the economy via dividends to all citizens. They will spend it and thereby stimulate the economy.
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