LETTER: Tom Fletcher didn’t let facts get in the way of climate change rant

‘Teachers prepare our children to participate in society’

Tom Fletcher didn’t let facts interfere with March rant on climate action. Peaceful protest is a democratic right to inform governments of citizens’ concerns.

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Teachers prepare our children to participate in society, including expressing frustration with our government’s failure to address climate change. The oil and gas industry doesn’t need to protest; it spends millions lobbying to gain billions in tax breaks through meetings behind closed doors. There are realistic alternatives to oil and gas. With political will we can eliminate our use of oil and gas within a decade, just as the Americans put a man on the moon within a decade of JFK’s challenge.

Last week, at Selkirk College, Mr. Robert Gray, a forestry consultant told students that without transformative action on climate change, in 20 years, there won’t be a forest industry in BC. That means 140,000 jobs are at risk.

Robert Macrae

Selkirk College Instructor

Integrated Environmental Planning Technology

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