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November 23, 2020 | A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel ( Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog:

For some time, I’ve described the climate and pollution challenges at hand as our generation’s war effort.  Seth Klein comes to a similar conclusion in his new book, A Good War:  Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.  He joined CBC’s The Current last week to discuss.  Worth a listen; here’s a direct audio link.

There is a “new climate denialism” that is impeding efforts to fight the environmental crisis, according to a public policy expert who argues Canada must mobilize like it did for the Second World War.

“The new climate denialism is when our leaders say that they get the climate crisis, but then they don’t practise politics that aligns with what the science says we have to do,” said Seth Klein, the former B.C. director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.

“That is really the Phoney War period in which we currently live,” he told The Current’s Matt Galloway.

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November 23rd, 2020

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  • Darren says:

    Danielle you are losing all credibility promoting part of the great reset that the world economic forum is pushing. They have shut down the world economy to reduce CO2 and expect to start up without CO2. CO2 only makes up ,04 percent of the atmosphere yet the egotistical think they can control the temp of the earth to .5 degrees. People are destroying people’s lives with the Covid scandal to power trip thinking they can control the climate and people

  • Peter Brimacombe says:

    On March 9, I attended a City of Ottawa presentation on climate change. I left convinced that the goals were unrealistic, impossible. The next day, the answer presented itself! Shutdown the schools and lay off half the people working. We dramatically reduced our emissions. So as far as climate change, what have we achieved? Are we half way there? Not even close.

    Increased carbon dioxide is having an effect on climate. Of course it is but what if energy from the sun is decreasing? 22,000 years ago Canada was covered by glaciers. All of it except for a bit of the Yukon. It could be that increased carbon dioxide balances the decrease in solar radiation. Nobody knows. Even if it exactly balances, there is still is going to be climate change. Northern regions would warm up – which they are. And Canada would not be covered in glaciers – which it isn’t.

    We have to have a more realistic goal. Something we can actually do. Like keep CO2 emissions where they are.

    • Richard says:

      Danielle lost all credibility a long time ago. It’s obvious she can’t think clearly, or see through the fog of deception. But further to the CO2 nonsense, rather than try and keep the levels where they are, why don’t we recognize that (1) CO2 is NOT a pollutant, (2) increasing CO2 levels are helping green the planet, (3) the man-made climate change agenda has morphed into the ‘great reset’ because too many were waking up to the propaganda. Climate models omit the sun as a factor. Yes, seriously. Do we need to discuss this any further?

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