Jason Kenney now says climate change is 'obvious.' Here's what he's said in years past - 2020-02-12

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F94.png Jason Kenney now says climate change is 'obvious.' Here's what he's said in years past February 12, 2020, Alex Boyd, Toronto Star

There's been much ado about Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's views on climate change this week, after he publicly referred to the "energy transition" to come, when economies around the world begin to wean themselves off oil.

A Calgary Herald columnist called it a "significant" public shift for Kenney, well-known defender of Alberta's beleaguered oil industry and carbon tax opponent.

Kenney himself disagrees — he said at a press availability Tuesday that he's been acknowledging the energy transition for "a very long time" — but observers say the public-facing rhetoric about oil's last barrel represents a shift.

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