Publication Source: Georgia Straight
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Author: Charlie Smith
Two of the leaders in raising Canadians’ awareness about climate change say the time has come for Conservatives to replace Stephen Harper as leader. In separate phone interviews with the Georgia Straight, Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May and Andrew Weaver, a Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis at the University of Victoria, said they each know many Conservatives who agree with the scientific consensus that human activity is increasing the planet’s average temperature. But both claimed that Harper’s intransigence on this issue is preventing Canada from taking any positive action.
When asked if the federal government’s position could change under a new Conservative leader, May replied: “Absolutely.”
“In the current Conservative caucus, I would suggest the majority understand and support climate science,” she added.