It is very devastating to Canada that the Harper government withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol.
We have reached a critical point, and if action is not taken to reduce pollution, we may be at a point of no return come 2015.
It is particularly outrageous that Stephen Harper performed this act without calling for polls.
If the government makes final decisions without calling for polls and taking on the majority of citizens’ opinions, we are not living in a true democracy.
It is particularly important that we make public transportation feasible, extensive, and inexpensive, to such an extent that a car is not necessary for getting around in most places.
In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, my place of residence, buses are not very feasible and one ride costs $3. That has made it much more difficult to get around Saskatoon without a car; thus, pollution levels have risen. The local bus company does not take on the majority of opinions, but makes final decisions.
As well, passenger train services should be much more extensive; in fact, comparable to those in most of Europe.
If we had the above types of public transportation, pollution would be greatly reduced, as a large fraction of pollution comes from cars.
In addition, recycling plants need to accept every type of recyclable material, and recycling programs at condos, etc., need to do this as well.
I sincerely hope people will take action to the above and that restrictions on natural resources will be introduced.
William L. Rogers