VICTORIA, B.C. — “This report continues to tell the same story of our planet’s warming that science has demonstrated consistently and invariantly for the last 30 years, and our politicians continue to be as willfully blind to the evidence before them now as they were then,” said Dr. Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Greens and award-winning lead author of four United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. “Now more than ever it is critical that politicians advance policies that are informed by this evidence and chart a path forward. Progressive parties don’t rely on increased investments in fossil fuel infrastructure for their economic vision.
“The time for using major natural gas developments as a ‘transition fuel’ has passed. If we'd gotten our act together in the ‘90s it could have worked, but we didn't. Now we need to pull the emergency brake and reduce our emissions starting immediately. Investing in major fossil fuel infrastructure that will pollute from 2023 through 2063, in light of all the evidence, is indefensible.”
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