Climate Change

Mitigation, Adaptation and Litigation

Alberta’s climate policy means that other Canadians will shoulder the burden of allowing the tarsands emissions to grow.

I do not think there has been an open airing of the consequences of Alberta’s climate policy on the rest of Canada.  AB and the federal government are quick to point out the economic benefit of growing prodcution in the tarsands for the rest of Canada but not the environmental burden.  Now that both MB and Ontario have stepped back from their provincial plans, the need for that conversation to occur is greater than ever.  Canada must participate in the crafting of a global carbon budget that includes our domestic emissions and the emissions associated with the fossil fuels that we export.  A good place to start is to better understand the elephant in the room – the oil and gas economy in Alberta – and a good place to begin is with this contribution from Barry Saxifrage.

“And it will change back again….” No disrespect Mr. President, but you really have to get a briefing or at least speak to someone who isn’t a local weather man, because it ain’t going to change back! Even the fossil fuel industry understands that much.

“We’re not Idiots.” Flat-Earthers Sound as Defensive as Climate Deniers

What’s Not in the Latest Terrifying IPCC Report? The “Much, Much, Much More Terrifying” New Research on Climate Tipping Points