Jim Warren: When it comes to nations around the world following climate change commitments, how has free trade worked out thus far? Expect the same

Our experience with globalization over the past few decades offers a preview of what we can expect regarding international cooperation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Remember when global free trade was all the rage back in the 1990s and early 2000s? Prairie people working in agriculture and the energy business recognized that if globalized free trade worked as advertised, it would indeed be good economic news for our export-reliant livelihoods.