Elgin Citizens’ Initiative for a Resolution Declaring a Climate Emergency We recommend including any or all of the following points. Don’t feel limited by our list, however. Your own heartfelt reasons can only strengthen our cause.
1. We’re concerned that the pandemic could cause the Council to shelve the proposed resolution for months. Consider pointing out that the climate crisis is not taking time out for the pandemic; rather, many of its consequences already are upon us and others are imminent. The pandemic does illustrate the terrible price of ignoring an impending disaster and then doing too little too late.