With respect, I ask of you, as our elected representative, to do everything within your powers to reverse the recent decision to cancel and revoke the contract for the nearly completed 9 turbine wpd White Pines Wind farm project in Prince Edward County. I also ask you to not proceed with the current proposal to dismantle them. This is a pivotal time in our history when our window of opportunity to act decisively to address climate change is only 10 to 12 years before tipping points will be reached that will have catastrophic impacts on our civilization. Tearing down a wind farm is not part of the solution to our problems and will further diminish hope.
The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change is urging governments to immediately move climate targets from 2 degrees C to 1.5 degrees C. We are now at 1.2 degrees C. We must rapidly de-carbonize our electricity system, as is happening across Canada and the entire world, by increasing the amount of energy from clean, affordable, infinite renewable energy sources such as would be provided by this 20 MW wind farm in Prince Edward County.
We have entered the era of ‘The New Norm’: Massive forest fires, rapidly changing weather patterns, extreme heat waves and the exponential rate of extinction of species we share this Earth with. CO2 levels are rising and have reached between 405 and 412 PPM ,O2 production is falling and oceans are warming as a result of human behaviour. Is this the legacy our generation wants to leave for our children and grandchildren to deal with?