Food is a big motivator

To the Editor,

These people, ill with denial, think they can conquer scientific fact with whatever flavour-of-the-month their ideology is swinging to, are all in for a very rude surprise when, finally, they wake up.

Science means knowing. We need to be ready to catch those awakening, as the cold, hard hammer of reality falls. Action is the mother of hope.

Taking action on climate change is a good idea for everyone’s mental health. We’re used to having everything we want, when we want it, as long as we could afford it, with lots of so-called help from our credit cards. Things are changing fast.

The geopolitics of food is a powerful, human driver of major change. Fossil aquifers are running dry.

Farming collectives are as much a mental health strategy as they are a food and water security strategy. The point is, the climate is changing rapidly, and so is our ability to produce food and secure water.

Something to consider: if we had urban farming collectives and urban/rural farming collectives, formed/forming, making it clear, to all our governments, that we expect agriculture to be our best investment going forward, we would have a strong livelihood issue that the courts would have to look at, and take seriously.

Coal and agriculture do not mix, and, a tsunami with coal is a damn sight worse than a tsunami without coal.

As for coal, ideology and science, even the pope had to concede that condoms prevent HIV/AIDS infections.

Jen Fisher-Bradley,

Port Alberni

 

Just Posted

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs victorious at home

Goaltender John Hawthorne earns second shutout

Port Alberni receives Smart Communities grant for new online platform

Online database will link local volunteers with non-profit and charity groups

Vancouver Island brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Victoria-based brewers said goodbye to confusing hexagon logo

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Surging Rangers beat visiting Canucks 2-1

Goalie Lundqvist ties Plante on all-time wins list

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Most Read