Today’s announcement by scientists that the West Antarctic ice sheet is uncontrollably melting is a stark reminder that climate change is not waiting for politics to catch up. News like this is infuriating because we have the solutions we need to solve this at our fingertips. All we are missing is leaders that care about the future we are handing to our children and grandchildren.
It is time for the Canadian government to get its act together by listening to the scientists, citizens, First Nations, engineers and economists who know that that a stable future for Canadians, our climate and our economy will be one based on safe, clean and renewable energy – not high carbon tar sands that tip us closer to dangerous climate change. 
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