Do you believe human activity is contributing to climate change? If so, what should we do about it? If not, why not?

Responses to the question: "Do you believe human activity is contributing to climate change? If so, what should we do about it? If not, why not?"

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Hamilton Centre
CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Lisa Nussey Yes Of course, human activity is contributing to climate change. The MLPC thinks all governments have a duty to protect the natural environment and make sure measures are taken so that it can flourish in the future as well. We have ample means at our disposal to make sure this is done but today governments do not recognize this duty, not even in words. The manner in which Canada played around with the Kyoto agreement makes a mockery of the very notion of social responsibility towards the environment.

The MLPC actively joins all those who are taking stands on environmental issues. At the same time, it seeks to make a contribution which it thinks is decisive which is to create the conditions so that Canadians are empowered to make their demands on these issues effective. Otherwise we are condemned in perpetuity to asking the gods of plague to save us from the plague. In other words, the most pressing issue when it comes to the environment, like everything else, is Who Decides? If Canadians were empowered, they would enact laws to protect the natural environment. Science and technology should be put in the service of both the natural and social environment. If the self-serving aims of the monopolies to make maximum profit off both society and the environment were not behind all decisions taken, nature could be made to serve the needs of society while it is protected and made to flourish in the future at the same time. A modern society such as Canada's with one quarter of the planet's fresh water can provide safe drinking water for all Canadians. Problems such as lack of safe water, pollution and clear-cutting can be solved if the profit motive is not the deciding factor.

The same applies to all conservation issues, problems of a safe food supply, genetic engineering, etc.

The fact remains that the plight of the environment and the concerns of Canadians are completely ignored by the so-called major political parties and the monopoly media. They pay lip service to concerns of collectives such as the farmers or fishers, the First Nations, environmental activists or residents in certain areas, to the extent they are considered significant as a vote bank. The system of party government will never put the claims of the environment on society at centre stage because its sole aim is to serve the "needs" of the rich. We think that this is the crucial thing that those concerned with the environment have to take a stand on if they are to build a bright future for the future generations.
Michael James Baldasaro No No. Volcanoes and manure alone contribute to global warming more than we can ever hope to effect. May I suggest watching "The Great Global Warming Swindle" @ http://www.garagetv.be/video-galerij/blancostemrecht/The_Great_Global_Warming_Swindle_Documentary_Film.aspx

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Hamilton Centre
Annie Tennier
David Christopherson
James W. Byron