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General News · 15th November 2009
Cortes Climate Action Team
By now, few people can deny that climate change is happening and that our carbon emissions are largely responsible for this change.

So what can I do?

A few of us are adjusting the way we live and travel to reduce emissions. Others are waiting for government to fix the problem, or new wonderful technologies to save the day.

Bottom line is that our lack of action is making things worse and the window of opportunity for reversing climate change is shrinking by the day.

The time to take local action towards climate change is now. The Cortes Climate Action Team (CCAT) was formed in August 2009 by our Regional Director to recommend projects to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions on Cortes Island. The team’s responsibilities include a baseline GHG emissions inventory, community consultation and finally produce a report to the SRD detailing recommended projects.

The inventory is now available at the OCP website, at

http://www.cortescommunityplan.ca/?page_id=94

You can also read a collection of community ideas that we have received here:

http://www.cortescommunityplan.ca/?page_id=342


We invite you to read the report and think about the kind of actions we can take to reduce our GHG emissions and then share these ideas at the consultation meeting on December 1 at Mansons Hall, 7 pm.

We all have the opportunity to be part of this project. It is our right, it is our responsibility.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 7 PM
Manson's Hall
Global Warming Stalled
Comment by Robert Carter on 19th November 2009
It's great to be more environmentally sensitive and do your best to reduce your carbon footprint for it's own sake but there is more evidence that global warming may have peaked or plateaued. There is no point embarking on major changes that affect our lifestyles out of guilt if it's not necessary. Check out the link and make up your own mind:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,662092,00.html