Letter: Input on climate change is in; action required now

…for our government to suggest further consultation is needed before any action is taken is an insult to the electorate…

To the editor:

Since the Nov. 27 release of the revised Climate Leadership Team’s report, one thing is very clear: When you assemble a group of experts and ask for their recommendations, you must first take a reverse engineering approach; that is, make it clear what results and recommendations you want, then ask for the data and recommendations that will support your wants.

We must remember that the Nov. 27 report and recommendations are the result of an initial discussion paper that came out earlier in the year and sought input from the general public and organizations with an interest in climate action.

After all the work done by individuals, organizations and the Climate Leadership Team, for our government to suggest further consultation is needed before any action is taken is an insult to the electorate and a real indication of our government’s commitment to effective climate action.

Ron Robinson, Nelson