B.C. Green Party MLA, Lansdowne Professor at University Of Victoria Professor
Andrew Weaver is the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and deputy leader of the B.C. Green Party. He is a Lansdowne Professor at the University of Victoria and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He is the author of Keeping our Cool: Canada in a Warming World (Penguin Canada, 2008) and Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming (Orca Books, 2011).
As B.C. breaks new ground on greenhouse gas management, there will be teething pains. Does this mean we should repeal the requirement of carbon neutral government as some have suggested? Is this really a solution? I think not. As a society we look for leadership by example from our public sector.
It's no wonder that our political leaders are having such a difficult time introducing the policies needed to reduce greenhouse gases. They would not see the climate effects of this policy realized during their political career. In fact, they may not be realized in their entire lifetime.
10/04/2011 02:14 EDT
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