“I don’t really remember my civics class from high school, to be honest. But what I realized in writing this story is that, when it comes to government action, the power of incremental bureaucracy in achieving change is really underestimated. As I started to read about some of the findings of the auditor general’s reports on Canada’s preparedness for climate change, one thing I really came to appreciate is the power of effective policy implementation. And it sounds so dry, but when it comes to adapting to climate change, it’s really going to be what will help.”
Anne Casselman is a Vancouver-based writer whose work has appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic News, and Bcbusiness.