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The Government of Guyana, businesses and people of Guyana cannot ignore the impact of climate change and the role every sector and individual could play to slow or avert the crisis, and ensure Guyana’s commitment to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Agreement.
As Guyanese think about our oil and gas, the wealth and benefits to be accrued from these resources, it cannot be ignored exploitation of these resources are still expected to be mindful of harm to the environment, and escalating global warming, which is the major cause for climate change.
Science has attested to mankind’s greed in destroying the environment, one of which is fossil fuel extraction. A similar greed could follow here with similar adverse consequences. Local environmentalists and activists advocating for sustainable approaches in extracting oil and gas are the ones forcing recognition of the problem. They should be listened to.
Take a listen to this PBS five-minutes documentary outlining the solutions and think at the same time how each of us could play a role.