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LETTER: Trudeau's immigration plan, MCR harms environment, heightens climate change issues

'People destroy/consume our resources, we have reached our limit and the ability to continue down this path,' reader laments. 'The earth was not designed to take this abuse and is not tolerating it'
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More people means challenges to resources and millions of hectares of land covered with concrete, reader says. Canadian Press photo

MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at andrew@midlandtoday.ca. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to Sept. 9 story: Tiny looking at population density in light of county's municipal comprehensive review (MCR).

Dear Editor,

Politicians debate climate change with wishy-washy stuff and then make promises that will add Co2 and throw up blocks to real climate change.

Mr. Trudeau plans to bring in 400,000 immigrants in 2022. That means we will have 400,000 sick people with no doctor, 400,000 without affordable housing, 200,000 more carbon furnaces, 200,000 more cars, 200,000 more bags of garbage each week.

Two hundred hectares of land will be covered up with concrete, killing carbon absorbing trees, shrubs and destroying water tables as well as 16 million toilet flushes and 40,000 showers each day straining our water systems. 

With the fires, floods, tornadoes and western Canada turning arid, food crops around the world failing we will have a food shortage. There are already 900 million people who do not have enough to eat each day and it grows by 100,000 each year.

All 900 million of those people want to come to Canada and our elected officials must make decisions on are we going to save Canadians or nobody.

Countries around the world have or are moving away from population growth to keep the economy going. They elect a working stable economy instead, for self-preservation. Canada needs to develop a new economic model upon which our economy will continue to support us and be environmentally stable.

People destroy/consume our resources, we have reached our limit and the ability to continue down this path.

All levels of governments have control over land and has set limits of land coverage but none have told us what the next step is once that maximum land coverage is met.

I would suspect that even those land coverage calculations are too much.

Each person on earth adds about 2.3 pounds of carbon per day just by breathing. We are adding 85 million people every year and destroying plant life that we count on to absorb the C02 along with wildlife habitat and their extinction.

The earth was not designed to take this abuse and is not tolerating it. 

Brian Mellor
Midland