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Some like it cold : the politics of climate change in Canada

Author: Robert Paehlke
Publisher: Toronto : Between the Lines, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"SOME LIKE IT COLD plunges headlong into the political conundrum of Canada's 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Paehlke
ISBN: 9781897071397 1897071396
OCLC Number: 198535906
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 166 pages
Contents: One. Introduction: A Personal Reflection --
Two. Canada, Oil, and the World's Stage --
Three. The Tar Sands Dilemma: Do Oil and Democracy Mix? --
Four. From Toronto to Kyoto on the Ambivalence Express --
Five. Ratification and Beyond: Losing Face While Making Money --
Six. Frozen Governance in a Melting World --
Seven. The Challenge: Leadership and Long-Term Thinking.
Responsibility: Robert C. Paehlke.
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"SOME LIKE IT COLD plunges headlong into the political conundrum of Canada's 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."--Pub. desc.

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