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What political parties care about Hothouse Earth?

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17.10.2019

If you are serious about climate change, if you walk with the kids and want real action, how should you vote this federal election?

Both of Canada's major parties, one of which will form Canada's next government, have climate policies and planning in their platforms that are plans to fail.

Both the Liberals and Conservatives have plans that won't even reach the old, too-low-by-half Harper-era emission reduction target of 30 per cent by 2030. Who cares about Hothouse Earth?

After at least three decades of failed mitigation attempts, neither will even consider policies that might negatively affect the present economy. Even though the IPCC has been clear that "transformative systemic change" is needed, neither the Liberals nor Conservatives will even consider policies that could reduce emissions effectively.

Both parties' leadership and most of their candidates recognize that climate change is real, happening, is........

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