2007 PARKLAND INSTITUTE/ALBERTAVIEWS STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

Tom Miles

2007 PARKLAND INSTITUTE/ALBERTAVIEWS STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

Students registered in any high school, under graduate or graduate program within Alberta are invited to write an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following topic:

In recent years, North Americans have earned a reputation around the world for wasteful and excessive consumption. Canada now tops all countries in the world in per capita output of greenhouse gases (GHG). Alberta, despite having only 10% of Canada's population, contributes fully 25% of Canada's GHG emissions.

There is global scientific consensus that climate change is now impacting the world at an alarming rate, and many communities around Alberta are now starting to feel the impacts of climate change on their community