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Will Canadians see through parties’ corporate propaganda?

Last month’s landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which UN Secretary -General Antonio Giterres called a code red for humanity, should place climate change as a major issue in this election.

Drawing on more than 14000 scientific studies, the report found “Global warming is dangerously close to spiralling out of control” and “humans are unequivocally to blame.” To be fair, the report should have prefaced that with rich humans. Canada’s greenhouse emissions are slightly less than all of Africa’s combined. Canada [has] a population three per cent of Africa’s; it should be clear where the blame lies.

Unsurprisingly this is not a reality any of the parties are willing to talk about. Explaining to Canadians that we are using a disproportionate amount of the earth’s resources and carbon budget is not a popular idea, despite concern about climate change polling as a leading issue.