Economy, ecosystem linked

You can’t have one without the other, they might say.

While Earth’s eco-systems are the last (or near the last) concern on most surveyed Canadians’ minds, the economy and jobs are at (or near) the top.

Why do so many people fail to seriously consider, “What good is creating or preserving businesses, jobs and a strong economy when the planet is deathly polluted and people are getting sick and dying because of mass industrial and vehicular pollution?”

Hmmm. Then again, perhaps that said majority would ask me, “What good are clean and healthy global ecosystems when there are no jobs from which people can earn the money to afford to take a vacation and breathe the fresh air in the lush forests?”

You can’t have one without the other, they might say.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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