Horrifying human rights report should shame Ontario government

Horrifying UN Human Rights Council report delivered June 28 on the impact of our #ClimateEmergency: “We have reached a point where the best-case outcome is widespread #death and suffering by the end of this century, and the worst-case puts humanity on the brink of #extinction.” Para. 59 That's during the lifetime of today's children.

“States, politicians, and corporations have consistently used bad economic arguments to stall climate action. Various governments have argued that it would alter markets, threaten economic growth, harm citizens’ way of life, and kill jobs. This is a cynical and short-sighted approach.” Para. 38

Sound familiar? If this doesn't make you furious, why not? How much worse do we want it to get before we do something?

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