British Columbia Sun

Canada’s weather change struggles to move from ‘failure to failure,’ states commissioner’s record

Key takeaways: 

  • We need work and outcomes, not just more aims and ideas’ — Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco. 
  • Extensive flooding in B.C. is being accused in part of climate change.

BC floods a part of climate change: 

Notwithstanding three decades of work, Canada’s carbon emissions have increased 20 per cent since 1990, the nation continues unready for climate disasters and support for the oil and gas area have not delivered agreed emission cuts, state new reports from the federal government’s chief environmental watchdog.

That fatal decision applies not only to former Liberal and Conservative governments but to the current government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“Canada was once a leader in the fight against climate change. However, after a series of missed opportunities, it has become the worst performer of all G7 nations since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted in 2015,” stated Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Jerry V. DeMarco in a press release. Source – cbc.ca

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“We can’t continue to go from failure to failure; we need action and results, not just more targets and plans.” Source – cbc.ca

DeMarco’s five releases look at several federal works on the environment and decide that, despite defeats in several policy fields, Canada still has a chance to turn its release around.

“With strong, concerted action from parliamentarians and Canadians, Canada can move past its poor track record on climate change and meet its international climate obligations,” one of the statements said. Source – cbc.ca

“Building on momentum around the globe and at home, including recent climate legislation, stronger plans, and increased funding, Canada can achieve a cleaner, net-zero-emission future for generations to come.” Source – cbc.ca

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