The global climate crisis—often framed as an abstract and future problem—is increasingly obvious outside our windows.
Summer hasn’t officially started yet, but out-of-control wildfires are already raging across Alberta and British Columbia. Following the record-breaking burns of the past two years, another bad wildfire season is in the forecast for Western Canada as temperatures pick up.
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood (he/him) is a senior researcher at the CCPA, where he focuses on international trade and climate change policy in Canada. Follow Hadrian on Twitter at @hadrianmk. He runs the Shift Storm newsletter about work and climate change—sign up for it here.