Trudeau's Big Oil-friendly decisions mean climate chaos

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Brent Patterson

The world will warm 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030 unless dramatic action is taken, according to a United Nations report released Monday.

And it called for "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in all aspects of society" to avoid the planet warming to this degree.

Failing to do so would mean a further increase in sea levels, more extreme weather events, water shortages, food scarcity, and increased numbers of climate refugees.

Several years ago, DARA International, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness of humanitarian action for people affected by armed conflict and natural disasters, issued a report that projected 600,000 people would die worldwide each year by 2030 due to climate change.

Having seen the UN panel report before it was released, Canada's environment minister Catherine McKenna told the Canadian Press, "We acknowledge this and we all know we need to do more."

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