Military personnel stack sandbags in Ottawa’s Constance Bay neighbourhood on Apr. 30. Climate change is already costing Canadians billions of dollars in disaster relief and insurance coverage, for increasing incidents such as the floods that recently hit Ottawa and surrounding areas, writes Simon Dyer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Any outsourcing of our emissions reductions, including selling our natural gas abroad, needs to be subject to a rigorous, yet-to-be-built international accounting system to ensure real emissions reductions are achieved.