This is a Letter to the Editor published in the Toronto Star on June 25th, 2022 written by Ray Nakano
Re: Floods devastate South Asia, and Europe grapples with early heat wave, June 19th, 2022
Millions of people are suffering from floods and mudslides in Bangladesh; unprecedented heat waves and wildfires in Europe, the U.S. Midwest, India, and Pakistan, and other parts of the world. Millions are being displaced from destroyed homes, many without sufficient water or food.
And it’s going to get worse as the summer is just beginning.
Canadian mainstream media says this is happening due to climate change. It would be more accurate if they called this what it is: a climate crisis. And Canadian main- stream media never connects the dots with regard to what is causing the climate crisis: our continued subsidizing, extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
The federal government provided $3.3 billion in subsidies last year to fossil fuel companies.
Canadians are paying for their own demise, and that of the world.
Ray Nakano, Toronto