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Emma Jackson: Warming and Field Organizer

emma jackson: We are already close to 1 C of warming, and a recent report from Environment and Climate Change Canada warned this country is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, according to Vancouver Courier. Right now it is absolutely pivotal, in the lead-up to the pivotal election, that we hear what every single leader's plan is to tackle the climate crisis, Jackson said. Emma Jackson, a field organizer with the group Our Time, said the science is clear that humanity only has 11 years to get a grip on greenhouse-gas emissions before global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver hotel manager says street disorder on Hastings strip turning away tourists Vancouver weather Environment Canada updates 2019 summer forecast Former Musqueam chief Wendy Grant-John to become member of Vancouver Police Board Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history Last fall, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that the world was nowhere near being on track to cut emissions enough to hit the Paris climate-accord target to keep global warming to as close to 1.5 C above pre-industrial times as possible. Most of Wednesday's rallies pushing for a leaders' debate on climate change will be outside CBC offices and studios. Climate change has skyrocketed to the top of many lists of issues voters care about the most particularly younger voters and Our Time is trying to mobilize younger voters to be enough of a force that the parties have to listen to them. Jackson said the federal commission organizing leaders' debates this year told Our Time it's up to broadcasters to decide what the topics will be, so rallying outside CBC is trying to hit the climate point home with the country's public broadcaster. ( As reported in the news.