Some Like It Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada Robert C. Paehlke

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Published: April 30th 2008

240 pages


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Some Like It Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada  by  Robert C. Paehlke

Some Like It Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada by Robert C. Paehlke
April 30th 2008 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: | 8.54 Mb

More than simply an indictment of Canadas world class ambivalence on global warming, Some Like It Cold assesses why our political system has thus far failed so spectacularly to deal with climate change. . . While the federal government talksMoreMore than simply an indictment of Canadas world class ambivalence on global warming, Some Like It Cold assesses why our political system has thus far failed so spectacularly to deal with climate change.

. . While the federal government talks about being an energy superpower, Paehlke gets at what it would mean for us, and our neighbours, if we were to act like one.-- Keith Stewart, World Wildlife Fund-CanadaAn exciting, incisive, and disturbing analysis of the massive climate policy failure in Canada.

Climate change is the defining policy issue for Canada today and Paehlke shows the urgent need for action now.-- Robert Page, TransAlta Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability, University of Calgary Fund-CanadaProduct DescriptionSOME LIKE IT COLD plunges headlong into the political conundrum of Canadas climate change debate. Focusing on the past responses of both Liberal and Conservative governments to the looming crisis--ranging from negligence to complicity and connivance--Paehlke illuminates the issues surrounding compliance with global regulations such as Kyoto, including the dilemma of tar sands development.

But he also lays out crucial political steps that could, if taken, lead towards a solution.While he presents a potentially positive projection for the future, Paehlke is not afraid to point a finger at Canadas fractured and flawed democracy--demonstrating that the countrys ambivalence is our biggest hindrance to joining the international quest to move forward on this unparalleled global challenge.ROBERT C. PAEHLKE is a professor emeritus of Environmental and Resource Studies and Political Science at Trent University in Peterborough.

The founding editor of the journal Alternatives: Canadian Ideas and Action, Paehlke is the author of Democracys Dilemma, Conservation and Environmentalism, and Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics.



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