KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Nova Scotia election pundits and journalists mindlessly measuring, politicians who have no awareness of the environmental crises already upon us, where is sanity in this?
This game playing by people who should know better is unconscionable. It sickens me that media engages in a game of predictions when what is really in charge – nature -is showing us right here and right now what the real issues are.
Just look at the massive costs and suffering caused by global warming. Droughts in the Annapolis Valley threatening local food supply, zero drinking water on the south shore, massive floods in Cape Breton, destruction, hardship and suffering from extraordinary snowfalls–all these as a result of unstable weather caused by burning fossil fuels and methane release. Where is the morality in this election?
A moral compass, a sign of real leadership, is completely missing among Progressive Conservative and Liberal leadership, panting all the way to the “We’re finished” line in their dead heat.
Jamie Baillie will frack Nova Scotia. Stephen McNeil is already “frucking” it (up). According to Metro Halifax the two parties are in a dead heat to control Nova Scotia’s environment. And neither of them have a clue that we’re all going to face a real dead heat from climate change if they come to power.
On top of the mess we have already created, Baillie will deprive all of us of clean drinking water. He will be able to come on your land and frack, whether you want him there or not.
Only the Green Party of Nova Scotia and Gary Burrill and the NDP have addressed the reality that nature is in charge and needs rights to protect it. The NDP’s implementation of an Environmental Bill of Rights could lead to a safer trajectory.
Dream of your children’s and grandchildren’s safe future, of clean air, water and soil, a stable climate. Vote with conscience.
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