Wednesday, February 13, 2013

U.S. Ambassador - Time for Canada to Get Serious About Climate Change

The U.S. Ambassador to Canada says Ottawa needs to follow Obama's lead on climate change.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Ambassador David Jacobson said the message to move more aggressively against climate change was meant as much for Canada as it was for the United States.

"We all need to do as much as we can. And that is true in your country and in mine," Jacobson said.

"Obviously the more that the energy industry — whether it is the oilsands in Canada or the energy industry in the United States, or any place else — the more progress they can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to reduce their consumption of water, to other environmental consequences, the better off we all are."
It was the signal many environmentalists in Canada have been waiting for.

We have a lot of catching up to do.   U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to early 90's levels, largely through the shift from coal to natural gas.   Canada's emissions - well...

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