by Adam Guzman-Poole
Have you ever thought, like I did, that the problem of climate change was so big you didn’t know where to start? Like a black cloud that just floated above you and might burst at any moment? For years I ignored the problem, because I didn’t have the slightest clue how I could make a difference.
Imagine how it would feel to be proud to contribute locally to an effort that will make a positive impact on the climate and on your community. And with concerted effort, to something that could spread worldwide.
Well, come on down!
(THIS POST INCLUDES UPDATES ON OUR WORLD WATER DAY ACTION ON MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019)
By Adam Guzman-Poole
It was just afternoon when I was faced with the question: “Will I live long enough to see my grandkids.” And if I do, what world will we they live in.” It seems a strange thing to ask at 27, but ever since hearing the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the very near future looks like Armageddon. The 600-page report conducted by 91 scientists basically said that if we don’t do something, and now, the effects of climate change will be irreversible. If we continue to extract the earth’s resources at our current rate, constant hurricanes, massive droughts, food scarcity, and a world beyond repair is something we can expect in the span of 20 years. This looks like a pretty scary future for all of us. If we continue, one of our earth’s most important resources may be the first under threat - water.
By Eric Schiller
Eric Schiller is a founding member of OWSAG and a retired University of Ottawa civil engineering professor.