Monday, April 22, 2019
Earth Day Statement from Green Party Leader David Coon
Fredericton – Today marks the 50th Earth Day since it was established in 1970. Today, the consequences of climate change are happening before our eyes. Many communities along the banks of the Wolastoq (Saint John) River are experiencing historically high floods two years in a row. Our fisheries are declining as warming ocean waters have robbed the sea of oxygen and undermined the marine food chain. Tick-borne diseases are increasing in our population.
Part of the solution to the challenges we face is political. That is why I am hopeful that a Green government will be elected in PEI on Tuesday night – the first in the history of North America. It could just be the political turning point we need to turn things around. That is what gives me hope on this Earth Day.
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