Climate change harms the most vulnerable. That isn’t fair.

It’s time for action.

The climate crisis harms the most vulnerable in our society: those who have fewer social and financial resources to protect themselves from extreme events. People like the working poor, seniors, and single mothers. We all know someone affected by spring and winter flooding on the St. John River, or storm surges and erosion on our coasts. Heatwaves from Bathurst to Saint Andrews are harming our health and crops. Power outages in winter and summer put all our safety and food at risk. 

The people most affected by the consequences of a changing climate are the ones who have done the least to cause it.

We can protect the most vulnerable, but we need to confront those in power putting obstacles in our way

Solving the climate crisis is hard. Corporate leaders and politicians who like things the way they are stand in the way. We need to pressure them to change or push them aside in favour of companies, politicians and citizens who want change for a cleaner, safer, healthier future for our children and grandchildren.

To build the future we want, we need to take charge

If we act now on climate change, we can protect all of us from these extreme events. By acting immediately, we can shift New Brunswick to affordable, reliable, and renewable sources of electricity and make transportation non-polluting. We can invest in flood prevention and protect people from heatwaves and ticks. We can conserve forests and make agriculture more sustainable. 

When we make these changes, we all benefit from cleaner, healthier air and water, and a safer climate. Investing in a clean electricity system and protecting nature also means we can have careers that make a positive impact on our lives today and into the future.

Change is not easy. With hard work, we persevere to make the next 10 years the turnaround decade

The next ten years can make all the difference according to climate scientists. If we work together for real change, we can solve this. We can still write the story we want to tell our grandchildren. Will we tell them a story about how we came together to solve the climate crisis? Or, will it be a story about how we had the chance, but did not do what was needed? 

Sorry is not enough. We can work together to solve the climate crisis, but we have to take a stand. 

Let’s get started.

Use our letter-writing tool to call on the Premier to build a reliable, affordable, renewable electricity system in New Brunswick. Our pre-written letter will get you started, but we encourage you to edit it freely and add your own ideas for climate solutions or your experience with climate change and extreme weather.

Need some inspiration? Click here to read the Conservation Council’s recommendations to government on what must be done to protect New Brunswickers’ health and safety from the effects of climate change and extreme weather. Find more resources below the letter-writing form.

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Did you know?

Climate change is affecting the food we eat. Wetter springs, drier summers, and more intense rainfall can make growing food unpredictable.

 

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