Friday, December 04, 2009

Environmental Troubles, Again

Canada has once more been criticized on our environmental actions. It would be possible to say that we have been doing nothing against climate change. The tar sands in Alberta rip up the earth and destroy the province. They might make the province rich, but it is the most harmful way to extract oil. Then, we have our Prime Minister. He makes up policies to make it look like he's saving the environment but he's actually destroying it.
Developed countries have promised only half the reductions in greenhouse gases that international scientists say are necessary to prevent climate catastrophe, with Canada bringing up the rear as a global laggard.
In a report released Tuesday, the Washington-based Pew Center on Global Climate Change tallied up commitments that developed countries have announced ahead of the Copenhagen climate summit, which begins next week.
In total, industrialized countries plan to reduce emissions between 13 per cent and 19 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urged emission reductions of between 25 per cent and 40 per cent by 2020, and 80 per cent by 2050, to prevent the most severe disruptions in climate, including floods and droughts.

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