We knew it was going to happen but we’re still surprised by just how quickly Stephen Harper’s government are attacking Canada’s meagre commitments to preventing climate change. First it was cancelling the One Tonne Challenge, next came the cuts to programs related to climate change (research and outreach programs first).
Now comes news that Environment Minister Rona Ambrose forced an Environment Canada scientist and Sci-Fi novelist Mark Tushingham from doing events to promote his book Hotter Than Hell. The book tells of an imaginary future where an overheating world makes Canada a tempting target for a US invasion.
We’re not sure how long until Michael Crichton makes a visit to 24 Sussex Drive but it’ll probably be sooner than science author du jour Tim Flannery.