So Justin Trudeau was kayaking on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada Monday, promoting World Environment Day and also casually approaching random people for friendly chit chats.
A woman shared a video of the moment the Canadian Prime Minister paddled on over to her family, who’ve lived near the river for five years, to discuss climate change.
She tweeted, “Justin Trudeau just kayaked up to my house and talked to my parents? classic.”
Justin Trudeau just kayaked up to my house and talked to my parents? classic pic.twitter.com/gktVekiTMZ
— carrie robinson (@carrierobinson_) June 5, 2017
But let’s get to the point: Kayaking up to a family to inquire about flooding and water levels might make the Canadians look good—especially in contrast to Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord—but it doesn’t, you know, affect climate change.
Trudeau tweeted images of himself in the water meeting all kinds of fellow Canadians to mark the day, and he gave a speech in Southern Ontario after his jaunt—while still wearing a life vest, of course. He said that Canada is “committed to provide international leadership to fight climate change and support clean economic growth.”
Fighting with kayak paddles and plain old good will, we suppose.
…We’ll take what we can get.