According to the report "Cities and greenhouse gas emissions: moving forward" by Daniel Hoornweg, Lorraine Sugar and Claudia Lorena Trejos

In Copenhagen in 2009, a coalition of environmental groups presented Canada with an unprecedented third consecutive “Fossil of the Year” award. Canada’s annual per capita production-based GHG emissions are 22.65 tCO2e, among the highest in the world and a 26 per cent increase since 1990, rather...

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  • Canada’s inadequate emissions target means that we are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at dangerously high levels.

  • Unless the government rapidly reduces its emissions in the future, Canada will contribute emissions to the global effort at a level that will have world temperatures increase to the dangerously high 3.5 Celsius mark above pre-Industrial Era temperatures.

  • If all...

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The following article was written by George Morrison (member of Citizens Climate Lobby)

First of all, we know that the earth system is accumulating heat.

We know this because satellites can measure the amount of incoming solar radiation versus the outgoing longwave radiation at the very top of the atmosphere. And more is coming in than leaving.

So we know that, in aggregrate, the oceans, ice and land are...

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  • World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4oC this century, even with Paris pledges
  • 2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2oC 
  • Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by cities, companies and civil society

London, 3 November 2016 – The world must urgently and dramatically increase...

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