It’s a study in contrasts, and the stakes are high. Environmental protections are being weakened at the national level (“Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews,” Associated Press, Feb. 26).
Yet the city of Vancouver unanimously extended a fossil fuel moratorium (“Vancouver City Council extends its fossil-fuel moratorium,” The Columbian, July 22).
The current global climate emergency puts our planet in peril. (Consider TIME Magazine’s “One Last Chance” issue, July 20 to 27, 2020.)
Yet the opportunity to reduce global warming is within our reach. (See www.drawdown.org for dozens of practical, research-based solutions.)
Let’s follow the lead from Vancouver’s City Council. Let’s take action when and where we can. We can support leaders and organizations that work for environmental protections and climate justice. And, yes, we can vote.