The article talks about how the Ford government has relied on science to steer us through the COVID-19 pandemic, with the result that Ontario is in good shape in relation to most other Canadian jurisdictions. But its response to the climate crisis has been characterized by denial of science and a tenacious opposition to just about any alternative to fossil fuels.
The prospect of re-carbonizing our electricity grid is deeply disturbing. Every delay in switching to sustainable energy sources and every expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure will make the inevitable future transition more expensive, inconvenient and politically challenging.
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