THE FACT THAT there are still people who debate whether the environmental (and social) phenomena collectively known as climate change is caused by human activity is, to put it mildly, a head scratcher. One can argue that we are each entitled to an opinion and if some choose to lean towards denial, well, not much to do about it.
On the other hand, things can be classified as wrong when Elections Canada decides that discussing climate change during the federal elections can become a partisan issue. In other words, if a third party brings up climate change during the campaign and spends more than $500 doing so, they would have to register with Elections Canada, which could further jeopardize their charitable status.
Trouble is, climate change is not a partisan issue — whether some parties and their candidates choose to acknowledge it or deny it.
Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.