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Writer/organizer. Strategy & Comms @350Canada. Organizing for a #GreenNewDeal with #OurTime2019
Oct 13, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
🧵Today, the @IEA released their 2021 World Energy Outlook which, for the first time, includes a scenario where the world actually meets a 1.5ºC climate target.

And, it has some big implications for Canada. First, at the high level, the new report finds a massive gap between national climate policies and what needs to happen to "keep the door open" to 1.5ºC. At the global level, these pledges "close less than 20% of the gap" between where we are and where we need to be.
Apr 8, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
How Biden differs from Trudeau on climate summed up in one line:

"[Biden and his team] view the idea that a carbon tax is the essential answer to the problem of climate change as being so divorced from political reality as to be actively dangerous."… This represents a big difference in how the US government is approaching climate action.

For Biden, it's coming through a lens of "what kind of action will build political power and support?"

Where in Canada, it's through a lens of "what do economists say we should do?"