Environmentalist David Suzuki wonders whether the crisis of climate change can be addressed through the markets and cap-and-trade, which “also embodies the polluter pays principle.”
Ahead of the feds’ March 3 climate meeting with provincial and territorial governments, a coalition of 55 social justice and environmental groups is demanding “decisive, positive action to arrest climate change.”
Stephen Harper’s important 2007 speech, in which he stated that climate change was “perhaps the biggest threat to confront the future of humanity today” while visiting Germany, is missing from the official website of the Prime Minister of Canada.
A new study says climate change threatens fishing traditions that have sustained First Nations along Canada’s Pacific coast for thousands of years. The study found that climate change could reduce fish species such herring and salmon, “which are among the most important species commercially, culturally, and nutritionally for First Nations,” by up to 50 percent by 2050.
The world celebrated Canada’s new equality-conscious Liberal government and its embrace of key global issues such as climate change. Still, Canada’s environmentalists have work to do, argues David Suzuki.
Stephen Lewis and five other prominent Canadians recently called on the Commissioner of Competition to investigate climate change denier groups.
The Paris Agreement is the “first universal accord to spell out ways to confront climate change”, marks a global shift, argues environmentalist David Suzuki. The agreement requires Canada and other developed countries to ditch fossil fuels and embrace 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050, and developing countries by 2080.
David Suzuki suggests that the discourse on global warming should recognized the “intense feelings” and “grief” caused by climate change. He says: “Today’s social and environmental leaders need to understand the psychological implications of a world in distress.”