We’ve wasted three decades, it’s time for climate action
We need to recognize and escape new climate denial—implicatory denial, where we don't act even knowing the climate science and the potentially terminal consequences. We've wasted three decades and it is almost too late for even emergency action. We need to stop telling ourselves lies, stop pretending that we are trying to change and finally get off fossil fuels.
The Trudeau government pretended to be climate leaders at the Paris COP, but five years later, emissions continue to rise, expansion of fossil fuel production—coal in British Columbia and Alberta, LNG in British Columbia and oil across the country—continues to be government policy, and we look set to waste even more of the precious remaining time to 2030, writes Bill Henderson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade