I STARTED WRITING this column before Saturday. It was to be about the environmental mess we’re in, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) and the increasing difficulty in finding hope.
Come Saturday night, the results were in: we have a fresh council, a good mix of seasoned and new. That is reason to celebrate. Less celebratory was the final percentage of voters, 29.9. A reminder that we can do better; democracy is a privilege and it does not self-sustain. Much like muscle and brain cells, it’s a use it or lose it situation.
Back to the environmental mess.