David Suzuki has been in the forefront of those calling for action on climate change for decades. Check out his letter, written earlier this year to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), which is includes top scientists in the country. It was written in response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to the Baie du Nord project.
Suzuki says: “The Royal Society of Canada represents the outstanding members of the scientific community and must demand that governments elevate science above economics and politics.”
Clearly losing patience Suzuki slams the Canadian government for proceeding with the Baie du Nord project and appeals to the RSC to take a stand.
RSC Mandate – “To serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and, by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, to advance knowledge, encourage integrated interdisciplinary understandings and address issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.” https://rsc-src.ca/en/about/our-mandate
People at the general membership meeting on September 28, 2022, were heartened by the excellent presentations given by David Robertson, Martin Bush, and Gail Greer on behalf of the Education Committee.
SCAN! members believe that the collective effort to protect the Breathing Lands and secure Indigenous Sovereignty within their traditional territories is an essential part of any serious effort to respond to the climate emergency. This webinar and resource list will be of interest to anyone who wishes to take a deeper look into the tragedy unfolding in the northern peatlands and the struggles being waged to protect them.
Emission Impossible: Why Canada’s Emission Reduction Plan Won’t Work
by Martin Bush
The Canadian government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan is pinning its hopes on two key technologies. There’s just a slight problem: one doesn’t exist, and the other doesn’t work. What could possibly go wrong?