Pellerin: When it comes to fighting climate change, we need to change targets

By Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa Citizen

When I think about the “code red” warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group, I imagine heat waves like the one we recently had as summer’s cooler days. I don’t know how we’ll deal with lows in the mid-20s. But I do know we’ll be stuck dealing with them because we can’t seem to get our act together on emissions.

...May I suggest switching targets to municipal governments? They’re certainly easier to reach, and as it happens the city of Ottawa has already declared a climate emergency in 2019.

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