Global impact

Climate change has a lot of effects that will hurt you and your family and friends. It is not something that affects people in developing countries such as Bangladesh although they will be seriously affected and many will have to leave their homes and even country. There will be many climate refugees.

Health effects

Heat stroke, severe smog, tropical diseases such as malaria moving northward, will threaten the lives and health of children, the elderly, and those with allergies, and asthma.

Weather and insurance

Storms are expected to...

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A friend forwarded this to me recently. I think it has a very important and moving message.

An open letter to Pam Goldsmith-Jones, MP, by Bill Henderson

Hello again Ms. Goldsmith-Jones,

At a climate meeting you arranged at Gibsons Yacht Club before the election I said I thought you were in what Kari Norgaard describes as implicatory denial: climate change itself is not denied but "the psychological, political and moral imperatives that conventionally follow". And then again after you were elected MP I talked with you after the meeting at the Sechelt Band Hall about...

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These 2 charts are of Canadian Provincial emissions betwen 1990 and 2014. Nunavut's emissions are not included because Nunavut was not separated from the Northwest Territories (NWT) until April 1, 1999 and as a result their emissions were included with those of NWT before 1999.

The following chart illustrates each province's...

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The Liberal climate-change scheme is sly politics but on its own, won’t do much.

Justin Trudeau has abandoned the illusion that logic alone will persuade all provinces to get onside with fighting climate change. That’s the upside of his pledge to have Ottawa impose a national carbon price.

The downside is that the price he set is too low to be effective.

In announcing Ottawa’s unilateral decision on Monday, Trudeau signalled that, on the climate change file at least, his...

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Global warming is the most significant environmental issue of our time, yet public response in Western nations has been meager. Why have so few taken any action?

In "Living in Denial," sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for answers to this question, drawing on interviews and ethnographic data from her study of "Bygdaby," the fictional name of an actual rural community in western Norway, during the unusually warm winter of 2000-2001.

In 2000-2001 the first snowfall came to Bygdaby two months later than usual; ice fishing was impossible; and the ski industry had to invest...

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