Saturday, April 20, 2019

It Can happen Here (and twice as fast!): Canada Faces Climate Disruption Realities

Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report 


April 20, 2019  

Earlier this week, officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada, a department of the Canadian federal government, presented the results of a study on warming in Canada. Their study concluded that Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world and that northern Canada is warming even more quickly, nearly three times the global rate.

The officials also reported that three of the past five years have been the warmest on record in this country.

Their study is the first of its kind. Entitled Canada’s Changing Climate Report, the study has been in the works for years and is the first of a series aimed at informing policy decisions and increasing public awareness and understanding of Canada’s changing climate.

Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change.

Keith Stewart is a Senior Energy Strategist with Greenpeace Canada and part-time instructor at the University of Toronto. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University and has worked as a climate policy researcher and advocate for 19 years. He joins us today from Toronto.

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