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‘We’ve entered the era of consequences,’ as rapid Arctic warming continues, Greens, NDP pan feds’ climate change measures

By Mike Lapointe      

A senior government climatologist says 'everything seems out of the ordinary with the North,' while the Green Party leader says she thinks Canadians want a leader who recognizes 'we've entered the era of consequences.'

The lightning-caused Hunker Summit fire in the Yukon Territory, pictured on July 7. The fire was approximately 3 kilometres away from the Klondike Highway, according to Yukon Protective Services. Photo courtesy of Yukon Protective Services Facebook

A senior government climatologist says the amount of change he’s seen in Canada’s Arctic climate “doesn’t surprise me—it shocks me,” with both the Green Party and the NDP calling some major Liberal government efforts in combatting climate change “disappointing.”

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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