04 Aug '11, 10pm

Why Canada must respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa:

Why Canada must respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa:

We have a responsibility to respond to this crisis in three ways. First, we should contribute what we can to the immediate relief effort. Then we need to work with every level of government to reduce our own carbon footprint. We still have a choice between whether to experience a little climate change or a lot. The difference will be huge — and it will largely be felt by the world's poor. Finally, we need to ensure that our federal government invests in adaptation and disaster-preparedness programs in vulnerable countries to build resiliency and guard against future disasters. Because of our current and historically high emissions, we have overwhelmingly contributed to these impacts and we have a responsibility to assist those who are suffering from them.

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/climate-blog/2011/08/fam...

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