As Gwynne Dyer writes in his column this week, the world is entering this critical period for dealing with climate change, “just as the world’s economy is undergoing a hugely disruptive transformation.” The next five years are make or break. Meanwhile, people in Paris protested last Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron’s 6.5 cent per litre increase on diesel fuel. The riot was considered the most violent since 1968. People torched cars, built barricades, and set houses on fire all because of Mr. Macron’s “green tax,” introduced in an effort to curb the use of diesel fuel and that’s how people reacted.
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