Climate crisis is finally on the ballot in Canada and Germany. But can it win?

(CNN) It was just last week that Canada’s British Columbia finally ended its state of emergency , more than two months after wildfires tore through parts of the province and reduced an entire village and its surroundings to ash.

It wasn’t a random, unfortunate disaster. Scientists said the heatwave that supercharged the fires was “virtually impossible” without the greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere — now at the highest concentration in more than 800,000 years — put there by humans driving, flying, working and eating, and all the other things we humans do that rely on fossil fuels.