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The problem with Canada’s gradual climate policy – Policy Options

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2018369 Views

The latest report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) erases any doubts about the inadequacy of incremental action on climate.

In that context, Canada’s gradual approach to climate policy has been exposed as a feckless failure. Rapid, unprecedented and systemic changes in how governments, industries and societies function are required to limit global warming to 1.5ºC above preindustrial levels. Failure to do so could prove catastrophic.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by human activity have already warmed the planet by as much as 1.2ºC above the preindustrial norm. Warming of 1.5ºC will produce more severe heat waves and more extreme storms and flooding – which is saying something given the extreme weather we’re already witnessing.

Read More: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/october-2018/the-problem-with-canadas-gradual-climate-policy/

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