Climate Change will hit Canada harder - international report

Climate Change will hit Canada harder: international report


Climate Change will hit Canada harder - international report

OTTAWA – The latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and the trend is going to continue, the David Suzuki Foundation said Monday.

The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was partially released Friday before being unveiled Monday in its entirety, confirms the planet is heating up and that it’s likely human activities are to blame.

The Suzuki foundation, however, said the detailed report shows that climate change hits harder in northern countries such as Canada. Global warming is magnified at or near the polar regions, largely due to the loss of ice and snow cover.

Canada has seen double the average warming

Canada has experienced double the average global temperature increase during the last century, the foundation said, while adding that it’s not too late to cut carbon emissions and avert the worst effects of global warming. Said Ian Bruce, the foundation’s science and policy manager, in a statement:

[quote]Our future will not be determined by chance. It will be determined by choice: either we ignore the reality of the science or we make changes to reduce carbon emissions.[/quote]

Harper Govt claims climate change “leadership”

The Harper government greeted the preliminary details of the report last week by saying it’s already acting to cut greenhouse gas emissions and by taking some partisan potshots at its political rivals.

The government is already “playing a leadership role in addressing climate change,” Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Friday.

“Unlike the previous Liberal government, under whose watch greenhouse gas emissions rose by almost 30 per cent, or the NDP, who want a $21-billion carbon tax, our government is actually reducing greenhouse gases and standing up for Canadian jobs.”

Canada falling far behind on emissions targets

Aglukkaq’s own department, however, says the country is on pace to make it only halfway to its promise to reduce greenhouse gases by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020.

Aglukkaq’s comments drew scorn from both the Liberals and the NDP.


2 thoughts on “Climate Change will hit Canada harder: international report

  1. Global Warming! Global Warming! Set your hair on fire.

    Forget about the government’s approved contamination of your food air and water along with the entire Pacific Ocean. And the up coming theft of our BC Hydro with your government’s betrayal of the public trust…to serve whom?

    Pay no attention..

    It ‘s Global Warming!! Give a new Global government more taxes to make it all go away. David Suzuki says so.

    It’s the nature of things.

  2. “The full text of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report has been out for less than 24 hours and the tales of malfeasance are flowing already. Steve McIntyre has already blogged about some misleading behaviour by senior scientists involved in the review, but his post this morning is amazing, revealing how the discrepancy between climate models and observations was systematically hidden between the final review of the draft and the report issued to the public. –Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill, 1 October 2013”

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