Congratulations today to Stephen Harper, who has convinced a critical plurality of Canadians that he is more capable of leading the country through difficult economic times than Liberal leader Stephane Dion would have been.
Returning to belligerent reality, however, it's clear that Canadians who care about climate change have their work cut out for them. In his excellent new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says:
“It is much more important to change your leaders than your lightbulbs.”
Having passed up this opportunity to change our leaders, the only option now is for Canadians to get those leaders to change.