Canada is exporting its climate problem

According to this study, Canada’s extracted carbon has risen dramatically, almost exclusively because of our country’s growing fossil fuel exports. Extracted carbon emissions from Canada increased 26 per cent from 2000 to 2014. In 2015, Canada’s extracted carbon equalled almost 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Canadian climate policy must consider supply-side measures such as rejecting new fossil fuel infrastructure and new leases for exploration and drilling, increasing royalties, and eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.