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Climate change will cost Canada billions: federal report

2011-10-04

Queen’s University geography professor and climatologist Harry McCaughey is available to talk about today’s major report released by a federal advisory panel about the cost of climate change in Canada.

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy found that Canada can expect to pay between $21 billion and $43 billion per year by 2050 if it doesn’t come up with a plan to tackle climate change. Dr. McCaughey, a climate change expert, hopes the federal government will pay attention to the findings in the report.

“I think this report is significant. It’s one of many wakeup calls the government needs to listen to. Major decisions that aren’t made now will come back and bite us really hard in the future,” says Dr. McCaughey.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Christina Archibald at 613-533-2877 or Christina.Archibald@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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