Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge facing the world in the 21st century.
A change in climate of only just a few degrees could have a profound impact on the world. In fact, Canada is predicted to be one of the hardest hit countries due to our northern location. Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and a substantial loss of habitat and biodiversity are very real possibilities by the end of the century if immediate action is not taken.
At the same time, our population continues to grow as do energy demands. Unfortunately, nuclear power is not the solution. Nuclear power plants in Canada are notorious for cost overruns, long-term maintenance problems, and their environmental credentials are deeply flawed.
Sierra Club Canada is working to ensure our government commits to and takes real steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so that future generations will continue to have access to the same luxuries we currently enjoy. In addition, we are also working to promote renewable forms of energy as well as conservation in order to reduce our collective carbon footprint.