"Canadians have the largest carbon footprint per capita in the entire world." We are also the biggest per-capita water users in the world.
Originally posted on It's Getting Hot In Here:
Little re-cap: When PM Stephen Harper took office, 80% of climate change funding in Canada was retracted. Little of that has been replaced or redistributed. Since then, the summary of the last two years has been, "Until the U.S. does something, why should we?" Recommended motivation: Canadians have the largest carbon footprint per-capita in the entire world.
This week was a big one for Canadians – President Barack Obama made his first foreign visit, a quick jump across the border to Canada. Canada is traditionally the first country that the American President visits, a tradition altered by President Bush who went south to Mexico.
Obama’s tight itinerary included meetings with Canadian Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister, Finance Minister and Environment Minister. A quick press conference and a meeting with the Leader of the Opposition and that’s a wrap.
I’m most interested in the lunch conversation with our Environment Minister…
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