Our Government minimizes the circulation of climate change information that exposes shortfalls in Canadian Federal Policy. If it has to be disclosed, such information is quietly placed onto a Departmental Website without Ministerial comment. This is what happened with a report, Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation, which appeared on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) site June 24th last.
The report was Canada’s climate change Score Card. Yes, climate change is occurring, yes the effects are being felt in Canada, and yes, we have done little in response. The Score Card identified barriers to action, such as “limited resources, limited motivation and issues related to governance.”
4RG receives electronic Government of Canada Media Releases from the DNR. Most of these Releases relate only to routine activities and expenditures. To give the content of the Release more substance, government communications officers include prior policy statements about climate change. One might conclude from this frequent repetition that the Canadian Government is at a world class level in the fight against climate change.