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Letter: Political will needed for fossil fuel transition

Is the discomfort of change not worth accepting the very viable alternatives

Political will needed for fossil fuel transition

Heat domes, torrential rains, wildfire smoke, and rising grocery prices are all connected to the effects of our changing climate. Exxon has known since the 1970s that burning gas and oil would affect our climate.

Is not gas derived from fracking, whether in our stove, furnace or car, also affecting our climate?

Is gas from fracking ‘better’ than gas from the mining of oil?

Is the wealth from the mining and burning, worth the increasing of fire, flood and fury of storms?

Is the discomfort of change not worth accepting the very viable alternatives?

We have everything we need to make the transition off fossil fuels except the political will.

Eileen Wttewaall

Salt Spring Island

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