NYT calls out Trudeau’s ‘outsized reputation for being a warrior’ against climate change


Highlighting Trudeau’s “outsized reputation for being a warrior in the global fight against climate change,” Times journalists Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle say that Canada’s “insistence on expanding output from its oil sands” puts Trudeau behind every other G7 country. “Between Mr. Trudeau’s election in 2015 and 2019, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1 percent, despite decreases in other rich nations during the same period,” they wrote. “Canada is the only Group of 7 country whose emissions have risen since the Paris climate agreement was signed six years ago.” This comes on the same day that Trudeau bragged to the Leader’s climate summit that Canada would be reducing emissions by 40 to 45 percent from 2005’s figures, rather than the initial goal of 30 percent. Speaking at the Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, PM Justin Trudeau announces that Canada’s new climate target is to reduce emissions by 40 to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030. The article goes on to credit Trudeau for his commitment to “stopping climate change,” via measures such as the carbon tax and clean fuel standards.

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