National Essay Contest
Write a 750-word essay on this year’s theme. For the 2019-2020 edition, the theme is:On June 17th, 2019, Canada has declared a climate emergency. If you were put in charge of leading the government, how would you respond to this emergency?
A quick summary on Climate Change
Canadian perspective: Canada's Changing Climate Report Headline Statements
What can we do?
- In the US, legislators have offered something called "The Green New Deal." Watch this summary.
- You might also read this editorial by environmentalist Bill McKibben where he argues that personal changes aren't enough. This is in line with your task: what big moves can the government of Canada make?
Apply the CRAAP test
In your research, ensure that you are building your essay on the facts. This means ensuring that the sources of your ideas are Current, Relevant, Authoritative, Accurate, and in line with a solid scientific & educational Purpose.
Great websites to start with
Try databases in the Science section of our website.