Heather Mallick Toronto Star Columnist, Fri Oct 17 2014
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, that Canadian guy, says climate change means fossil fuel reserves can’t be burned. It’s a revolutionary statement. The world is painting itself into a corner with its extraction and use of fossil fuels. Although the phrase “oil reserves” may sound comforting, burning all the carbon that humans have discovered and banked for extraction might well end our civilization. Most climate change and fossil fuel experts know this but who dares say it aloud?… One of Canada’s boldest and brightest exports, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, said it quietly last week in a World Bank seminar that went largely unnoticed… Carney was saying what Naomi Klein has written in her great new present-and-future on climate change, This Changes Everything.