Fighting unwinnable wars
True success in battling global climate change is dependent on all the world’s greenhouse gas-emitting, fossil-fuel-burning, resource-depleting industrial nations being equally committed to lowering their economic growth and hence to lowering their populations’ standard of living. How likely is that?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured July 1, 2016, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. It’s better for Trudeau to fight a climate change war, than to actually win it, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia