The warning was meant to help North Carolina prepare its long, wide, low-lying coast for the kinds of severe occurrences that are becoming increasingly common as climate change ramps up. But developers and others complained the forecasts could hurt property values and increase insurance costs.
Scientist David Suzuki writes that the Forest Products Association of Canada appears to have "an ulterior motive" in recognizing climate change is a serious threat to forests and habitat, and vowing the sector is doing its part to fight climate change through work in forests, mills and through the products that it makes.
Scientist David Suzuki asks "how do we ensure the price of fossil fuels includes the costs of pollution, environmental degradation and climate disruption?" The simplest and proven way, he writes, is to put a price on carbon emissions.
According to an African proverb (and the Dalai Lama), “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito. Climate change is causing diseases to spread in areas where they were previously seldom seen.
Canada has taken a major step in cleaning up its oil and gas sector. We’re the first country to commit to methane emission regulations for the industry, marking an important shift toward climate protection.