June 7, 2009

Climate Change Leadership

Karen Haugen-Kozyra, director of policy development for Climate Change Central, "a non profit organization that empowers Albertans to take action on climate change," says that “Alberta is the quiet leader, with an international reputation on climate change.” Who is she trying to fool? The record shows just the opposite.

According to the National Inventory Report the Government of Canada recently submitted to the United Nations, Alberta’s total GHG emissions in 2007 rose 5.3% over its 2006 level and a whopping 43.7% over its 1990 level. On a per capita basis Albertans are at 70.7 tonnes per person.

As the numbers show, our response to the climate crisis has been inadequate. So let’s not dress it up as leadership.

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