This is the second article in three-part series on "Electrify Everything" in Canada. It covers our least electrified sector: transportation. (Spoiler alert: Fossil burning is rising hundreds of times faster than electricity use).
The climate crisis requires we "electrify everything." But in Canada, we're cranking up fossil fuel burning instead. Barry Saxifrage takes us on a chart-filled tour of where we are in our climate-required energy transition.
Many nations, like Britain, Norway, and Germany, tax gasoline at $550 per tonne of CO2 — $400 more than we do. Unsurprisingly, our surging tailpipe emissions are driving Canada's climate failure, writes Barry Saxifrage.
The uptick in political ads after the first leaders' debate was evident on Facebook, a venue Canada’s National Observer has been mining for trends by grouping the advertisements by topics, age groups, gender and the regions being targeted.
While vaccines and mask policies are viewed favorably by most Canadians, the vocal minority who oppose them are a growing threat — not only to public health, but to public safety and even democracy itself.