Canada emits 1.6% of global CO2 - even if Canada eliminates 100% of its emissions, climate change will continue;
Climate change has been a phenomenon for millions of years. The science of man-made climate change is not fully accepted;
A large portion of the Canadian population resides and works along the shorelines of oceans, lakes and rivers;
Our governments readily, generously and quickly spend billions of dollars towards CO2 emission reduction/elimination programs;
Very little funding and very slow action has been taken to adapt to climate change disasters;
The types of events to consider are (but not limited to): overland flooding, sea level rise, forest and grass fires;
The types of measures include (but are not limited to): dykes, berms, walls, erosion control, bank stabilization, retention ponds, regulating river and stream flows with additional dams and reservoirs, up-stream spillways, enhanced drainage systems, up-stream storage and dry dams, floodways, water diversion, preventing and clearing ice jams, ensuring existing dams are structurally reliable, under brush removal, et cetera; and
Canadians are weary of governments solely concentrating their efforts and capital programs towards man-made CO2 climate change. If we continue down this path, climate change will continue and Canada will not be prepared, resulting in hardship and financial loss.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to prepare and execute programs to adapt to and mitigate the impacts from climate change extreme weather events, in order to protect human lives, residential and business properties and public infrastructure.
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