|Excerpts from a letter sent to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in September 2002.
Dear Prime Minister,
I am a seventy-one-year-old grandmother, and I am about to start a long and arduous trip across Canada to help save our planet from Thermageddon. For after reading Robert Hunters powerful and inspiring book, 2030: Confronting Thermageddon in Our Lifetime, I am convinced that this irreversible catastrophe will begin during the lives of our children, and that our grandchildren will suffer hell on earth. One only has to read the first sixty-eight pages of this book to understand this.
This Monday I will start the journey from where I live on Salt Spring Island to Ottawa. ... The purpose of this pilgrimage is to attend a press conference with Robert Hunter and representatives of the Sierra Club of Canada. This will be around the 18th of September. We will announce that with the help of the Sierra Club, I am donating a copy of Hunters book to every Member of Parliament. I am certain that once they have read it, they will never again take the ecological safety of our world and its peoples for granted.
I would very much like to meet with you and present you with your copy of this book. And I would like to thank you personally for your courage in supporting the Kyoto Protocol. But I am very aware that you will now need the support of all the people of Canada to continue in your efforts and that it is more important than ever that we all do all we can to help.
Please contact John Bennett with the Sierra Club in Ottawa at 613-241-4611 and let him know if you have time to see me. Or you can get in touch with me here until next Monday if you would like. Elizabeth May, President of the Sierra Club, will be in Victoria Friday night and will be introducing me before she gives a talk on the Kyoto Protocol. It would be wonderful if I could make the announcement then that I will be meeting with you.
Thank you again for your courage, and for your concern for our future.
Salt Spring Island, BC
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