02 Sep '11, 10pm

Continued inaction on climate change is rolling the dice with our future

Continued inaction on climate change is rolling the dice with our future

When you have a problem to overcome, a goal and an action plan are essential. In the case of climate change, the problem has become worse since we made our Kyoto commitment back in 1997 (six per cent below 1990 emission levels by 2012). Temperatures have continued to rise, glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, Arctic sea ice has reached record lows, and extreme weather events have affected millions of people . But in the face of a worsening situation, Canada's target for addressing its share of the problem has become less ambitious. This is hardly doing our fair share when other countries like Germany, the U.K. and Sweden have made the changes necessary to hit their targets. And despite weakening its target last year (it's now 2.5 per cent above 1990 emission levels by 2020), the Canadian government has yet to present a plan that would allow us even to achieve this goa...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/climate-blog/2011/09/con...

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