Exposing Canada @ COP25
The world’s most authoritative voice on climate science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released a report on October 8th on what it means to limit global climate change to 1.5°C - the target Canada not only endorsed, but fought for at the 2015 Paris climate summit. The bottomline: any hope for a safe climate hinges on ceasing fossil fuel expansion, immediately.
In Canada, the translation is simple: any expansion of the fossil fuel industry -- whether it’s via increasing tar sands extraction in Alberta, fracking LNG in BC, or offshore oil drilling in Nova Scotia -- is fundamentally in conflict with securing a safe climate. Equally pressing, as the country’s highest courts have confirmed, Canada’s pursuit of mass fossil fuel expansion is undermining the Trudeau government’s commitments to Indigenous rights and reconciliation.