We tried to let the private sector lead us and it turned into a greenwashing extravaganza that Kermit the Frog would be proud to lead. The time has come to accept that a stable climate will require a rapid reduction in environmental destruction and the only way to achieve this, despite how distasteful it might sound to some, is with government leadership, regulations and laws.
This is COP TWENTY SIX and has been going on since COP1 in 1995. The only thing that seems to change each year is the steady rise of carbon emissions and the average temperature of our planet.
Reckless and dangerous is the only honest description of climate policy 2050 net zero.
Imagine if instead of a system that rewards predatory behaviour against nature, people and animals, the system punished it.
The political process will begin to address these problems when there are strong, effective environmental advocates in every party caucus.
British Columbia politicians received $5.2 million in donations from 48 fossil fuel companies and industry groups between 2008 and 2015.
Real change happens when there is a consensus across the political spectrum.