OPINION: Getting to net-zero climate change emissions — nationally and locally

This article was written by Ramu Narayanan, a member of our local Blue Dot chapter.


"With recent polls saying that Canadians view climate change as the most important issue we need a step by step plan for Canada to confront this challenge. Tony Clarke - an activist and writer - has detailed such an approach in his book Getting to Zero: Canada Confronts Global Warming published in 2018. Clarke conveys how climate change is a planetary emergency that will make the planet inhospitable if not addressed. A federal government website states that Canadian insurance claims averaging $373 million a year between 1983 and 2004, and approximately $1.2 billion a year at present could reach between $21 and $43 billion by 2050 as a result of climate change."


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