And one step backward

I try to blog mostly on the positive side of the ledger, but also mindful of how difficult it is to realize changes of the magnitude that are needed to significantly reduce greenhous gas emissions in my lifetime and transition to a carbon neutral economy by 2050. Yet, I believe it is doable, and perhaps even by 2030, if only our governments will lead. This recent article by George Monbiot analyszing the schizophrenia of the UK government, who incidentally signed the Paris agreement, is a sobering lesson for all governments. We desperately need transition strategies in place or it simply is not going to happen. In Canada, we could build on our successes of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, and create a climate round table of business leaders, government ministers, researchers and civil society leaders to begin developing those critical strategies.

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