In 2012 an enterprising Website ranked Canadian columnists who commented on climate change. Jeffrey Simpson walked away with the Project Beaver Award as the best!.
4RG has commented on numerous Simpson columns. In our view he has continued to be the most balanced, most insightful and most persistent commentator on the subject.
Read his recent column in Saturday’s edition of the Globe and Mail. He successfully integrates many themes in this column:
- Canada’s experience with extreme weather conditions,
- our need to adapt to global warming,
- the winners and losers from climate change, and
- the measures taken by the Federal Government to minimize public appreciation of the issue.
We had addressed up the last theme – the “suppression” of publicity about climate change – in our blog of July 1 Ohhhhhhhh Canada! We would like to add to these comments that Leona Aglukkaq, the Federal Minister of the Environment since May 2013, has managed to avoid any public statement on climate change for close to a year.
Climate Change is not a concern of this Government. And certainly not of this Minister of the Environment!