Climate Change And Its Effects On The Earth

942 WordsNov 3, 20154 Pages
The amount of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions that are produced and released in the atmosphere from Canada, the United States (U.S), and many other countries, is a big issue for the planet’s health since it causes climate change. Climate change has various damaging effects on the earth. It can cause severe weather such as floods, droughts, etc. Some political parties agree that a carbon pricing policy should be implemented, like the Green party, New Democratic Party (NDP), and the Liberals, while other parties think that it isn’t worth implementing, like the Conservatives. Implementing a carbon policy will take a lot of time, effort, and money, and might unfairly target those who are at a disadvantage, like low income people or those living in remote areas, making them pay more taxes. But to avoid the harmful effects of climate change, Canada needs to implement a carbon pricing policy—a method that has made a significant change in many countries that decided to tax or cap carbon emissions. In their platform, the Green Party states, “We will place a fee on carbon, and pay the funds it generates directly to every Canadian over age 18 in the form of an annual carbon dividend.” They have set out The Carbon Fee and Dividend Plan, which puts a price on carbon that will make polluters pay for whatever emissions they emit. Outlined in the NDP’s platform in the plan to reintroduce Jack Layton’s Climate Change Accountability Act, which is: “An Act to ensure Canada assumes its
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