By Hugh Holland
We are seeing a great deal of information in the media focused on the EFFECTS of climate change; warning us of what to expect as climate change intensifies. That was a much-needed wakeup call because collectively most of us have been like the boiled frog, even before the IPCC first warned us about the looming crisis.
A four-part weekly series appearing on Saturdays on Doppler over the month of July will focus on SOLUTIONS that Canada could adopt to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change. Because the topic is too big to address in a single edition, each of the four parts will focus on roughly one quarter of Canada’s emissions. Oil and Gas is addressed last since what happens there depends on solutions in other sectors.
The series will be based on data from websites provided by Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the International Energy Agency. The numbers shown in the chart below reflect million of tonnes of CO2.
Canada’s international reputation as a trading nation, and therefore our economy as well as our personal well-being, all depend on us achieving the emissions goal. The goal is very demanding, but it can be met if governments and people work together and if everyone in all sectors does what is possible.
Hugh Holland is a retired engineering and manufacturing executive now living in Huntsville, Ontario.
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