Is Canada Slacking Off in the Battle Against Climate Change?

And the award for the worst climate change record in the industrialized world goes to…

Quartz, October 29, 2014

Think fast—which industrialized country is slacking off the most on battling climate change? Nope, not the US, where many government leaders deny there’s anything to fight. Nor Australia, where the government reversed itself on establishing a carbon tax and trading system.

Drum roll, please, for the biggest loser. It’s… Canada. Or at least, that’s the conclusion of a new report by Germanwatch, a think-tank and advocacy group, which uses what it calls a Climate Change Performance Index to rank countries based on things like their greenhouse gas emissions, adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate policy indicators.

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