by Letters to the ... on 19 Jan 2016
To The Editor:
Canada drew upon its compassion during the Paris Climate Summit. Knowing that if our carbon emissions continue unchanged, some of the earliest and most tangible consequences are to island nations in the southern hemisphere.
They will be overwhelmed by the rising sea level, lives and livelihoods lost, and so we made a commitment: A pledge that we would not allow rising global temperatures to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius.
It’s a remarkable promise, since October 2016 saw a 1 degree global rise in temperature.