Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Burning Issue

From the Tyee:
By Ian Gill, 16 Nov 2013,

"A devastatingly clear and important new book, The Burning Question, makes the case that we already have vastly more oil, gas and coal in the world than we can safely burn. In Copenhagen in 2009, when very little else was agreed upon, world leaders grudgingly conceded that a temperature rise of more than two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels was a line over which we cannot step."
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and then this from the Ottawa Citizen:

Canada ranks worst on climate policy among industrialized countries: report


OTTAWA - Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq arrived at a climate change conference in Warsaw late Monday amid exceedingly low expectations.
A European report released to coincide with the United Nations conference ranks Canada 55th of 58 countries in terms of tackling greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of only Iran, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.
A Washington-based group, the Center for Global Development, issued a separate report Monday that ranked Canada 27th on the environment out of the world's wealthiest 27 countries.

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