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.”
Apocalyptic floods. Historic droughts. Food insecurity and mass migration. This is the future that faces us all if world leaders fail to agree and enforce a strong and binding deal to tackle climate change this week in Paris.
As talks continue at the Paris climate conference, David Suzuki sees “signs of hope for an agreement to limit the escalating effects of global warming” and a more constructive role for Canada.
More than 140 Canadian physicians and medical students have signed a letter demanding bold Liberal action on climate change after the COP21 conference.