It is well past time that governments at all levels across the globe took meaningful action to address climate change. I applaud the Town for declaring a Climate Emergency in the previous term. We need to continue to act meaningfully towards that declaration. We all contribute to Global Warming. Each and everyone of us. We, individually and collectively, need to do our part.
The fires of this summer were a stark reminder of the challenges we will face in the coming years. The floods of 2013 are still being mitigated almost a decade later with much work still to do.
I am a believer in Natural Capacity. Our lands and our planet can only handle so much. We can engineer better solutions but that too has limits. We need to respect the Natural Capacity of this place.
Over the past couple of years we all have noticed just how busy our valley is. From the roads to the trail heads. The number of people visiting has markedly increased. We need to manage that demand as best we can.
We need to use less. Plain and simple. We need to adjust our habits and this will be uncomfortable. We cannot just continue growing and consuming.
I look forward to tackling this issue head on however imperfectly.