Authors Acknowledgments

Zoe and Elizabeth both want to express deep appreciation to many friends and colleagues who assisted in the research and writing of this book. A special thank you to Dr. Ian Burton, Dr. Jim Bruce, and Dr. Gordon McBean, leading scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who helped ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this book. Deep thanks to How-Sen Chong, founder of Carbonzero, for endless fact-checks and data provisions. We're grateful to those that have helped review chapter content: Dr. O.W. Archibold of the University of Saskatchewan; Dr. Jonathan Newman of the University of Guelph; Peter Howard of Zerofootprint; Ruth Edwards of the Canada Climate Action Network; Kristopher Stevens of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association; and to the David Suzuki Foundation team of Nick Heap, Paul Lingl, and Dale Marshall. (As always, any errors and omissions are the authors' alone.) Thanks also to key image providers, Dr. Max Boykoff of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, and John Streicker of the Northern Climate Exchange.

To Debra Eindigeur, Elizabeth's Executive Assistant, for assistance in managing the manuscript and ensuring drafts changed hands in timely fashion. To Cendrine Huemer and Jaymini Bihka for their research work. Ongoing gratitude to the countless colleagues called on for advice, feedback, or data.

Zoe and Elizabeth also want to express their deepest gratitude to the seemingly endless patience of our editor Robert Hickey for his always-excellent advice, text maneuvering, and overall guidance. A big thanks to those who worked behind the scenes: editor Colleen Totz-Diamond, our copy editor Laura Miller, project coordinator Lindsay Humphreys, and our brand reviewers Rev Mengle, Zoe Wykes, and Jennifer Bingham.

Elizabeth wants to say that (once again, as in previous books) nothing would be possible without the extraordinary grace, patience, and support of her daughter, Victoria Cate May Burton. No one has ever had a better daughter, and few have known a better person.

Zoë wants to thank her ever-patient friend Lilith Wyatt for postponing their South America excursion and for the many locutorio visits throughout the four-month trek. She thanks Jessica Budgell for her always-there encouragement, and Zoë apologizes to all those from whom she took a rain check so that she could spend time with her laptop instead.

This book was made possible by people who — intentionally or not — provided the most timely, impromptu, and gracious writing locales: the owners of Coburg Coffee in Halifax and of Planet Coffee and Bridgeheads in Ottawa, Liz McDowell, Louise Comeau, parents Michael Fischer and Julie Caron, Panny Taylor, Candace Batycki, Adriane Carr and Paul George, Anjali Helferty and Roxanne Charlebois, Kathryn Kinley, and Reina Lahtinen.

Last and foremost, Zoë thanks Elizabeth for endless mentorship, teaching, and patience. Few others would take time to edit while running a federal political party, recovering in-hospital from surgery, or making lobster salad for sixty.

Publisher's Acknowledgments

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