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1. It’s warming
2. It’s us 
3. We’re sure
4. It’s bad
5. We can fix it 
        Kim Nicholas – climate scientist.

Globally, fossil fuel subsidies were $5.9 trillion in 2020 .  This is 11 Million US dollars per minute!   Canada subsidizes fossil fuels at the rate of $9 Million (CDN) per hour.  Source: International Monetary Fund  Working Paper No. 2021/236.

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The WMO (World Meteorological Organization) report found that “economic losses related to weather, climate and water extremes have increased ten-fold over the past 50 years” in the North America, Central America and Caribbean region”. 

“If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.”  Guy McPherson

Jennifer Granholm, United States Energy Secretary rejects the status quo on climate policy and pointed out that too many people say that ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can’t be reached.  “Climate disasters worldwide tell us that the scariest thing we could do is nothing at all.  Let’s prove we can meet this moment.”

“I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.”   Greta Thunberg

Small acts when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. 

    • Environmental DefenseDefending clean water, a safe climate,
      and healthy communities
    • 350 Kingston a group of Kingston area citizens committed to taking action on climate change
    • LeadNow Leadnow is a people-powered movement fighting for a better Canada (Healthy Environment; Just Society; Fair Economy; Open Democracy)

From the CBC (Article here):  “Canadian fossil fuel producers receive more public financial support than any others in the developed world, according to a new analysis.”  “On average, the  report finds G20 countries provided about 2.5 times more support for fossil fuels than renewables.  In Canada, the ratio is 14.5.

There are no passengers on spaceship earth.  We are all crew.  – Marshall McLuhan

Building a new home?  Consider building it to Passive House / Net-Zero Ready or Net-Zero standards.  One Kingston example: KingstonPassiveHouse | Thoughts, Design and Construction of Kingstons’ first “Passive House” (wordpress.com)

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