Warming Trend Will Decimate Arctic Peoples, Report Warns
"Government inaction on climate change by Canada and the United States is due in large part to the failure of the general public to apply pressure on the issue, says Watt-Cloutier.
'People don't seem to understand that what they do on a daily basis has a direct impact on the people and wildlife of the north,' she said, adding that she hopes people will begin to see that their actions -- their choice of vehicle, for example -- can produce negative consequences for others and future generations.
'People do want to do the right thing, but they just don't realise that the Arctic is melting and they are responsible,' she said."
Why don't people realise the Arctic is melting??
"The Bush administration doesn't believe there's a problem and are behind the delay in the release of the report,"
said Gordon McBean, an ACIA participant from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at the University of Western Ontario. "They don't even think they ought to reduce their emissions, period."
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