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Attitude change on climate challenges:local expert

Meanwhile a local climate change expert calls the unified message from Canada’s premier’s ahead of the Paris Conference a step in the right direction … at the very least.

And Nelson-based Dr Mel Reasoner says there appears to be an attitude change among politicians and the public regarding the need to charge a carbon tax.

Reasoner is not surprised by research that suggests most Canadians are prepared to pay more to emit carbon.

And he says Canada would do well to copy BC’s approach. He says the revenue-neutral carbon tax has proven to cut fossil fuel use while not denting economic growth.

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