Obama picks dynamic duo to push forward green priorities - The Globe and Mail
The vast majority of Mr. Obama’s second-term agenda on climate change and energy will be achieved through Ms. McCartney’s agency, not Congress.[Why didn't this article mention that IPCC lead author Andrew Weaver is a Green Party Candidate?]
Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate change expert, was equally pleased by Ms. McCarthy’s nomination given the Canadian government is facing mounting pressure, even from the oil industry, to introduce federal climate change regulations.
“It’s fantastic because Canada has shown no leadership at all on this portfolio – we’ve been deal-breakers, not deal-makers,” said Mr. Weaver, a University of Victoria climate modeller who’s been a lead author on two reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
“And now we’re starting to see real leadership, at last, from the U.S. and the Obama administration on climate change – including this nomination – and so the more Obama does, the more that Canada has to do. He’s going to drag Canada kicking and screaming into dealing with climate change.”