greenhouse gas emissions
Bill C-15 would require the environment minister to set five-year targets starting in 2030.
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Adopting a national zero-emission standard and investing in clean car manufacturing could save Canada's car industry and help counter the climate crisis.
Climate change is not a left-or-right issue any more than an earthquake is; it's science-based reality affecting everyone.
It is a smart choice because solar is super-abundant, clean and can generate jobs.
If GDP goes down while other measures of well-being increase, what have we truly lost?
"The more scientists look at the costs of air pollution, the more they find those costs are large."
As fossil fuel reserves become depleted, thanks to our voracious and wasteful habits, extraction becomes more extreme and difficult. Oilsands mining, deepsea drilling and fracking are employed because easily accessible supplies are becoming increasingly scarce. The costs and consequences are even higher than with conventional sources and methods.
It's estimated that about 18 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Canada come from the cars we drive and how we drive them. With almost one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions coming from our cars, there's a lot we can do to drive change and minimize our impact on the environment as motorists.
Ontario businesses have cast a real vote of confidence in cap and trade by buying 100 per cent of the permits offered at the March 22 auction. There was strong interest in the futures market too. All told, the auction raised $470 million that the province must now reinvest back into climate action and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.