Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Do You Wonder What the Future Holds for Canada in the Mid-Range? Wonder No More.
Bob Weber of the Canadian Press has done his homework and he's produced an excellent layman's guide to what's likely in store for Canadians by 2050. He conveys very well the reality that small numbers mean big changes. Read it in its entirety here.
Weber's piece is inherently flawed as any account that focuses on climate change in isolation must be. This point was driven home two days ago by Nicholas Stern of LSE's Grantham Institute. Stern noted that even the latest climate models of the sort that informed Bob Weber's sources omit consideration of serious risks such as natural feedback loops already underway and the prospect of natural disasters, conflict and mass migrations.
Weber does touch on this when he mentions America's already climate stressed south now existing on the margins of its ecological limits and how, as that region becomes increasingly less habitable, Americans will look ever northward.
Read the article and then ask yourself what should your governments - federal, provincial and even municipal - be doing now to prepare the Canada your grandkids will inherit by mid-century.