Elders Continue Climate Change Discussion

Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 13:21



A 3-day long conference on climate change that has brought together over three dozen elders from various communities in the North wraps up today.


Joseph Naytowhow is a Sturgeon Lake elder who is observing the affair. He says many elders in his area are deeply concerned by what they see happening around them.


Meantime, Deschambault Lake elder Oscar Beatty has openly questioned what industry and government are doing about the problem of climate change.


Beatty says recent events like the killer heat-wave in France only serve to remind us that the globe is getting warmer, and he can’t understand why there is so little action on the issue by the authorities.


Beatty says air pollution is something that’s not going to go away, even if the government wishes it would.