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Author McConaghy, Dennis, 1952- author.

Title Carbon change : Canada on the brink of decarbonization / Dennis McConaghy
Published Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Dundurn Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (197 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part One, The climate and energy context. The UN climate process : how we got to decarbonization -- The orthodoxy : from climate sensitivity to carbon budgets to decarbonization -- Reality : the grim cost of decarbonization -- Before the fall : Canadian energy developments from the beginning of 2019 to March 2020 -- Early 2020 : the advent of Covid-19 -- The descent to Glasgow -- Part Two. Reconsidering climate policy. Covid-19 sacrifice as predicate for decarbonization? -- Reconsidering decarbonization : not a hoax ... but not an apocalypse -- Oh, Canada! -- Hope and realism
Summary "An investigation into the scale and costs of transitioning our energy systems to achieve net-zero emissions. Canada and the rest of the developed world have committed to decarbonizing basic energy systems, but do this country's citizens and governments truly understand the sacrifices ahead--and once we do understand, will we accept those sacrifices in the name of reducing the impacts of climate change? Will the rest of the developed world take on the necessary costs, and will Canada forge ahead with decarbonization, even if other countries do not? Carbon Change explores this most visceral of public policy choices for Canada, with a deep dive into major North American energy and climate policy from 2019 to the end of 2021, the enduring impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and political processes across the developed world with respect to dealing with climate change risks. It offers a dispassionate analysis of the scale and cost of trying to realize the aspiration of decarbonization. Dennis McConaghy asks if a more balanced and nuanced approach is possible to mitigate the extremes of the climate change impact, while still using hydrocarbons optimally to maximize global human welfare."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 04, 2023)
Subject Energy transition -- Canada
Energy transition -- Canada -- Costs
Energy policy -- Canada
Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Canada
Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Canada -- Costs
Climate change mitigation -- Canada
Carbon dioxide mitigation
Climate change mitigation
Energy policy
Energy transition
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781459750524