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Collective action and why it's so difficult when it comes to climate change

It's often said that Canada's greenhouse gas emissions are only a small fraction of the world's — how much of dealing with climate change is really on us? It's a collective action problem that, if unsolved, could have disastrous consequences.

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Marchers take part in a climate rally through the streets of downtown Ottawa on Sept. 27, 2019.

It's often said that Canada's greenhouse gas emissions are only a small fraction of the world's — how much of dealing with climate change is really on us? It's a collective action problem that, if unsolved, could have disastrous consequences.

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