Climate change will almost certainly be top of mind in the upcoming election after a summer of intense heat waves has left apartment dwellers roasting with no relief and wildfires are sweeping through Ontario and B.C.’s rural communities.
Swamps, bogs, marshes and peatlands have long been misunderstood or overlooked. But they’re vital carbon sinks and play key roles in protecting us from the fallout of extreme events caused by climate change.
Analysts say it’s unlikely Line 5 will get turned off, although Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered pipeline company Enbridge to do so next Wednesday. But if the pipeline did go offline, it could spur a scramble to meet fuel demand.