Comment 62076

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted April 11, 2011 at 22:42:55 in reply to Comment 62071

Good question.

Colder climates definitely play a role in Canada's leading place among carbon emitters worldwide. We'd be in a very different situation right now if we could grow crops year-round and survive without winter heating like many American States.

On the other hand, the correlation between the rich and poor nations worldwide that they're often spoken of as "the global north" or "south". There are some very clear historical reasons why Europe is far more "developed" than Africa, or North America than South. Colonization produces winners and losers, and in the end even those who didn't colonize and weren't colonized did far better to be near the conquerors.

So can we change? That's up to us. We know how to build homes for this climate that require little or no energy. We just don't. But we could.

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