On December 5th, 2019, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, gave the Throne Speech. The speech was expected to address numerous issues but I think the biggest is Climate Crisis. Has a member of the Human Species I want to stress that we are in trouble and my question is did this speech address the crisis we are in globally.
In the next few decades, the climate of our world Planet Earth is going to change and it is going to change how we live and possibly our global culture. Sea Level is going to rise to the point that some of our historical and cultural centres will be swallowed by the oceans. Imagine Venice, New York City, New Orleans for example being underwater. The opera house in Venice alone is a great historical cost. Here is why as the polar ice caps melt and recede the water runs into the oceans forcing the sea levels up and thus flooding our beloved Opera house in Venice. It could be bigger than this.
The Greenhouse Effect at an extreme can be illustrated by another planet, Venus. While, we may never get there as a planet and before our loving Earth will ever to the point that Venus is at our species will have been choked off and died. There is a lot of room to live before we get to extremes. We want to live and we want our culture to thrive. Increased forest fire season like what we have seen in California in 2018 is not going to help us thrive as a species. Bring us to a point in the speech. The goal of planting 1 billion trees across Canada is a great idea and very needed. I watch the destruction of the trees in the small town that I live in so some developer can build un-affordable housing. The Canadian Government setting a goal to replace those trees seems like a great idea. In what time spam should this be done and can the project be used to drive a workforce and inspire commerce. Sure if we tighten the goal over a hand full of years. The Forestry Industry is a great way to inspire jobs.
What about clean energy? The Government is still trying to ram dirty oily fuel down our environment. This industry wants us to think that fuel is energy and oil is that best fuel. Canada does make most of its money by selling resources; what if that resource is clean energy and forestry products thus cutting out the need to sell fossilized carbon to the world. This is an opportunity for our Nation to become leaders in this sector and solve financial woes to a great country.
After all this no I do not think the Throne Speech truly address the gravity of what we need to keep planet Earth liveable for the Human Race and to make Canada the leader in clean energy, To help ensure Canadians well have plenty work and commerce to thrive. We as citizens should ask for more from our government and ask them to ensure we all can live in the most comfortable of manners.