Fossil of the Year Award


Who gets this big stinker of an award as the UN climate talks spiral around a potential conclusion? Oh, Canada. “Canada’s 2020 (emissions) target is among the worst in the industrialised world, and leaked cabinet documents revealed that the government is contemplating a cap-and-trade plan so weak that it would put even that target out of reach,” said Climate Action Network International and Avaaz.org. “This government thinks there’s a choice between environment and economy, and for them, tar sands beats climate every time. “Canada’s emissions are headed nowhere but up. For all this and more, we nominate Canada for the Colossal Fossil.” Filmed by Chuck Olsen for The UpTake.

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