September 30, 2013
Over the past five years, Canada has veered off course from the rest of the developed world in terms of policy to slow environmental degradation and climate change. Canada’s Conservative government has withdrawn from Kyoto, dismissed the scientific evidence of climate change and weakened or dissolved federal environmental protection agencies. This wholesale denial and neglect by the government of one of our most pressing issues has serious consequences for all Canadians. In particular, climate change is having an increasingly significant impact on work and employment in Canada. However, this problem has not been seriously considered in academic circles, in the labour movement or by the Canadian government. Climate@Work addresses this deficit by systematically tackling the question of the impact of climate change on work and employment and by analyzing Canada’s conservative silence towards climate change and the Canadian government’s refusal to take it seriously.
Climate@work, edited by Carla Lipsig-Mummé. Halifax, Nova Scotia : Fernwood Publishing, 2013. 200 p. ISBN 9781552665640
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