Mr. Smug, obviously pleased with himself, after scuttling the Commonwealth resolution calling for binding targets to fight global warming (toronto star photo).
What Stephen Harper truly "gets" about climate change is how to sabotage any serious effort to tackle it. He must make his bosses - Bush/Cheney and Big Oil - pleased, especially given that their other dinosaur, Australia's Howard, just went down the toilet.
Harper, on the world scene, says he won't commit to any binding targets agreement until the US, China and India also sign on. However that's just empty rhetoric, fodder for the weak-minded among his supporters. He's lying. Harper has already made clear that he cannot accept carbon caps. He won't go past "intensity based" emission controls. That makes discussion of any meaningful plan - regardless of India, China and the US - a farce.
Our prime ministerial grease ball is focused on one thing - undermining the growing campaign to tackle global warming.