Climate Change is a Moral Issue

I participated on a panel on policy issues related to climate change as a moral issue at the United Church of Canada offices, Toronto on April 16.   I talked about the policy issues in Canada which are obstacles to us addressing climate change as a moral issue:  the high defence and military budget and the constant message on the need for economic growth at all costs.  I also talked about how there could be policy initiatives to help us better address climate change:  focus on conservation; alternative energy sources; alternative ways of doing things; change in budget priorities etc.   And I talked about the lack of genuine and sincere dialogue about our concerns with our elected representatives.