The view from different planets
Connecting wildfires and climate change proscribed only on Planet Alberta

Climenhaga, David J.

Publisher:  Rablle
Date Written:  13/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21130

The political discourse surrounding climate change and wildfires is almost nonexistent in Alberta.



In particular, it is said here, it was used to silence people who might express doubts about the Alberta case for pipelines through British Columbia or other parts of Canada in light of practical evidence of the effect of climate change.

This strategy seems to have worked, at least with politicians from all the major parties that aren't overtly hostile or dismissive to environmental concerns. At any rate, they mostly cautiously refrained from making any links between climate change and the 2016 Alberta fire -- or even commenting on May's observation.
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