Letter: Bird watching

We can’t just keep doing the same things

Birds trapped in a greenhouse will fly repeatedly into the glass walls until they break their necks. If birds were people, we’d say they’re insane, doing the same thing and expecting different results.

Atmospheric scientists tell us global climatic change threatens our survival. They advise us to half our fossil fuel consumption within twelve years and eliminate it within twenty-two years to avoid catastrophic climatic change. It’s possible. It’s affordable. Humanity is worth saving.

Blustering bluebirds like Andrew Scheer, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Brad Wall deny climate change and advocate continuing to fly full speed into the glass wall. Red-breasted cuckoos like Justin Trudeau think chirping about doing things differently while continuing to fly into the glass will save our necks.

Orange Jagmeet Singh with his colourful turbans and Elizabeth May, a green owl, wisely listen to scientists and sanely propose flying around the glass.

Robert M. Macrae

Castlegar

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