‘Road pricing’ is key to cutting greenhouse gases: Suzuki Report 

A22 Saturday, November 30, 2019 Vancouver Sun

Editor;

It’s disappointing to see the David Suzuki Foundation advocating road pricing; to see Vancouver and Metro looking at it. Stockholm is not us: our gap between rich and poor is wider, distances greater. Why not replace the gas tax with carbon tax income for municipal services? Why not divert taxes from escalating military spending?

Road pricing attempts to micro-manage the civilian economy while ignoring the bull in the china shop: militarism and war. Wars also cause climate change. But the UN IPCC limits its reports to CO2 emissions from the civilian economy because the U.S. lobbied at the 1997 Kyoto Accord to keep military emissions out. After 22 years of misdirection we still follow suit.

The missing puzzle pieces to the climate picture—overt and covert war—are being placed, giving us the whole picture, opening new ways to ease our survival crisis.

Is war a civic issue? An environmental issue?

Hildegard Bechler

Sustainable Community development services

Langley, BC

www.action-on-military-climate-change.net

cc:

Dr. David Suzuki

Tom Green

Mayor Jonathan Cote

Mayor Kennedy Stewart

Councillor Adrianne Carr

Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee

Tiffany Crawford

 

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Hildegard

Bio: Citizen activist on emerging eco-social crises and sustainable solutions. Over four decades I co-founded several community action groups and coalitions focused on energy: nuclear reactors, uranium mining, mega-dams, waste incinerators. I promote renewable alternatives. Today, electromagnetic weapons also threaten the survival of life on Earth. I propose a global coalition to petition the United Nations: to include military causes of climate crisis in the UN IPCC Reports; update the ENMOD treaty, and evaluate geomagnetic weapons.

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