Re: (‘Singh stakes seat on climate change stance,’ June 28):
I applaud Kamloops council for passing Coun. Arjun Singh’s motion to align our city with the global efforts to maintain a 1.5 C temperature increase as set out and agreed to in the Paris Agreement.
The disasterous effects we humans have made on this planet can no longer be ignored.
We are now living with the consequences of our actions (heat waves, drought, wildfires, flooding, loss of biodiversity, etc.) and they will only become more harsh, unpleasant and deadly without making big adjustments quickly.
Our city leaders (elected and hired) have done an excellent job over the years, using foresight and taking pre-emptive measures when necessary.
We can and will have a prosperous economy if we allow ourselves to let go of our old and harmful (addictive) ways and embrace a new and healthy way of living.
Thank you, council, for taking this bold step toward ensuring the health of our community and our world now and into the future.