Jenny in the House: Climate Inaction will Cost

On March 9, 2020, I was a little taken aback listening to Members' comments and answers in this debate in the House because it sounded as though some of the Conservative MPs are climate deniers:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Madam Speaker, I am a little taken aback both by the member's comments and the answers to the member's questions. It appears to me as though she is a climate denier. I wonder if the member is aware of the fact that the world is literally on fire. Australia has a wildfire that is going on and it is real. It is climate action that we see that needs to be addressed.

We have extreme climate situations in British Columbia and Alberta. We have had forest fires. That is very real. Unless and until we actually get on with dealing with the climate crisis, this will continue.

If we want to talk about economic prosperity, then we need to address what is in front of us today. Otherwise, future generations will have to pay for it and that is not acceptable.

Will the member simply acknowledge that there is a climate crisis before us today?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2020/3/9/jenny-kwan-1/

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