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What do we do when our home is on fire?

By David Suzuki
The Georgia Straight
February 4, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Successive Australian governments have denied or downplayed the existence and risks of human-caused climate disruption. There, coal is king. In our outdated economic systems, short-term jobs and financial indicators mean more to politicians than keeping the planet habitable for human life! The worst bushfires in Australia’s history have consumed more than 11 million hectares, killing dozens of people and more than a billion animals… and destroying thousands of homes. …Some call the Amazon the “lungs of the world” because the rainforest breathes in carbon and exhales oxygen. Canada is home to what some call the “northern lungs”: the boreal forest stretching from Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador, covering 55 percent of Canada’s landmass. …Why is Australia going ahead with a massive coal mine? Why is Canada considering approving a 24,000-hectare open-pit oilsands mine, the Teck Frontier project in northern Alberta? Why is the U.S. reversing environmental protections and facilitating fossil-fuel expansion?

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