I SYMPATHIZE WITH Swedish teen Greta Thunberg for her outrage at the mess that my generation has left the world in. We just wanted to create a culture with every convenience that minimized effort and maximized the burning of fossil fuels.
Panic is not a useful reaction, says Calgary based author Chris Turner: “No society can function on panic indefinitely, and no one writes new building codes well in a panic.” (Walrus magazine, November, 2019)
What will work? Well, one suggestion is to put ourselves on a war footing as we did during World War II.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.