Humberto "Not Rex" DaSilva decides to ask the big questions about the Fort McMurray fire be it "too soon" or not.
Like most northern Canadian resource towns Fort McMurray was built on the suburban sprawl model. There was no coherent urban plan to foster community, and inadequate transport in and out of town.
Suncor Energy has ceased operations due to safety concerns for employees and has begun demobilizing non-critical staff.
While most political leaders, excluding Elizabeth May, do not want to address the connection between the Fort McMurray fires and climate change, it doesn't seem to matter to environmentalists... yet.
Fires raging in and around Fort McMurray have polarized some progressives who want to talk about climate change and others who argue that it's much too soon.
Thuy Anh Phan
During the Paris climate talks, there will undoubtedly be a lot of rhetoric about coming together and unifying for the Earth. Can we start by addressing the man-made forest fires in Indonesia?
Drought and high summer temperatures have led to one of the worst forest fire seasons in recent years. Jens Wieting says that the B.C. government isn't taking climate change seriously.
It's refreshing to see premiers recognizing the need to address climate change through conservation, efficiency and clean technology, but we need a greater shift to keep problems from getting worse.
Over 13,000 Northern Saskatchewan residents have been forced to leave their homes due to forest fires. The cause of those fires? Many experts are pointing to climate change as the likely culprit.
Remember, it was this government that decided that Canada would back out of the Kyoto Accord, which required that signatory countries make minor reductions in their release of greenhouse gases.