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Protecting Our Planet: Honouring the Seven Generations


This we know: The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like to blood that connects us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

- Chief Seattle

The present generation will decide the future of the planet, according to Australian scientist Tim Flannery.

In his authoritative and groundbreaking new book, The Weather Makers (HarperCollins Canada), Flannery lays out scientific evidence and calls for action. He untangles the meanings of “greenhouse effect,” “global warming” and “climate change.” He explains their connections and points to human beings as the weather makers.

In a March 2006 interview, the internationally acclaimed environmentalist told CBC’s Quirks & Quarks host, Bob McDonald, he was skeptical when he began work on a book about climate change. But now that he’s reviewed the evidence, he’s deeply concerned and convinced that our planet’s changing quickly and changing for the worse. Nonetheless, he believes with immediate action, we can still meet the challenge for future generations.

Flannery spells out steps that individuals can take to combat climate change.
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