Here's an editorial cartoon about global warming, from a young artist…
…who notes that countless species are migrating northward to survive.
But Stephanie McMillan is right on another count, too: Climate change is coming to Canada, and could cost as much as $5 billion a year by 2020, and 20-42 billion by 2050, according to a panel of experts.
For the "Paying the Price" report from the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, go here. The experts suggest it might actually save money to take action now. As reported by the Sustainable Business newsletter, the "report recommends:
- increasing forest fire prevention, controlling pests, and planting climate-resilient tree species
- preventing new construction in flood prone areas
- installing pollution control technologies to limit ozone formation.
It also recommends that Canada sign onto a global treaty that commits the country to systematically lower carbon emissions."