Climate change has been an existential emergency for more than a decade. The only practical political possibility of needed emission reduction is an emergency coalition government that could initiate a regulated managed decline of fossil fuel production and use. Climate is an emergency because this effective mitigation hasn't been possible. We can't allow this political situation to continue.
The oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta., pictured in 2008. The Trudeau Liberals deserve Ds and Fs in any realistic climate report card and Canadians need a government that can deliver effective climate mitigation. Will Canada's climate intelligentsia be honest and inform Canadians about what has to happen before we go to the polls, writes Bill Henderson.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GIBSONS, B.C.—It looks almost certain that there will be a federal election this fall. Climate change—the climate emergency—should be the main issue because we urgently need climate action.
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