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Thousands March in Canada to Demand Action on Climate Change


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Thousands March in Canada to Demand Action on Climate Change

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Thousands of Canadians marched through the streets of Québec City, Québec on Saturday to demand action from officials who are meeting next week to discuss climate change issues.

Organized by Act on Climate March, an environmental and social justice coalition, the action included representatives from First Nations, climate activists, and political groups, totaling 25,000 participants.


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Coal is the topmost contributor of global greenhouse gases ~ that should be our focus ...


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What we must do to save the planet. In the final analysis, we are the ones who support the energy industry and it is our standard of living that will need to change. So picture how this will effect you. Reorganize cities, building taller residences with a smaller footprint (the end of suburbia); institute a carbon tax; end our love affair with the automobile— promote car pooling subsidize and expand mass transit, walk and bike more; expand bike paths;, and have shareable (zip) cars, ban gasahol; turn off the air conditioner and dial the thermostat down in winter; rein in the militaries for defense only and outlaw war; ban night baseball; ban electric outdoor signs; shift from long distance truck to rail transport; ride more trains and buses, fewer planes; promote conference calls and web cams; promote zero population growth with free condoms and family planning world-wide; many more people would become vegetarians or vegans; phase out the cattle industry; discontinue bottled water; discontinue aluminum cans with and without carbonation; maximize reusable bags and products; minimize or ban disposables (Pampers, Ikea furniture); limit endless gadgets; end yearly auto model changes; limit all the advertising, junk mail, most retail, etc.; eliminate “fast junk food”; go to “slow food”; replace “fast fashion” with “slow fashion”; bring back mending, alterations and local tailors; completely redesign production of appliances, electronics, house wares, furniture, etc to be as durable and long-lived as possible; bring back appliance repairmen and such; design and build smaller housing to last for centuries and to be as energy efficient as possible, to be reconfigurable, and shareable; recycle maximally, especially aluminum cans; maximize solar and wind power; drive and accelerate more slowly; practice regenerative agriculture; reverse deforestation, plant more trees; climb more stairs; restrict spray cans;; eat and farm organic; use manual tools instead of power tools, use rakes rather than leaf blowers; push rather than power small mowers; replace lawns with vegetable gardens; compost as much as possible; more stairs, fewer elevators; promote subsidies for renewal energy


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It is time to get real about climate change and change the focus to Energy Conversion. It is time to end the usage of fossil fuels and nuclear as rapidly as possible. Solar Energy and other environmentally benign forms of energy gereration are the energy of the future and THE FUTURE IS NOW. Those who produce and profit from fossil fuels have been lying for decades about their costs and the costs of solar energy. You do not have to fight wars, rape and poison the planet and create environmental disasters like the Exxon Valdez, the gulf disaster or Fukushima to generate solar energy. Fossil fuels continually increase in price. SOLAR ENERGY WILL NEVER INCREASE IN PRICE AT IT's SOURCE and will last as long as the sun itself. Since you do not have to fight wars to obtain solar energy, military budgets can be sharply reduced and the funds now wasted on oil wars like iraq can be earmarked for solar energy research and development. Every roof top can generate solar energy and deserts can be converted into solar energy factories.