Opinion: Policies on petroleum and pipelines move us closer to a 'Hothouse Canada'

By the Ottawa Citizen, August 24, 2018

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Author: Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, Wilfrid Laurier University

It is another hot, hot summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Sweden is having trouble fighting wildfires north of the Arctic Circle. Greece has seen its worst wildfires in years, and even Britain has been scorched.

In Canada, British Columbia has, once again, declared a state of emergency, and Calgary has air quality problems because of the smoke. As researchers who watch these things know, all of this is being made worse by climate change.


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