Thursday, December 21, 2006
You Can Believe Him When...
Did you know that Stephen Harper has always accepted the scientific evidence of global warming? Were you aware that he gets the whole GHG thing?
If you didn't, that's probably because you've been listening to Harper's heel-dragging, reality-dodging spin that has left just about all of us dizzy over the past few years.
Harper not only buys the global warming thing, but he wants to make it his government's first priority. WTF?
In year-end interviews, this unmitigated liar denied that he every disputed the greenhouse gas issue. The Toronto Star, however, dragged this out of their archives:
"At a news conference in the Senate foyer a week ago, Harper said in defence of his environmental plan: 'As we implement our clean-air agenda, the focus is a little different than the other parties. They focus only on so-called greenhouse gases and ignored smog entirely.'
"Back in the 2004 election campaign, Harper said of climate change: 'The science is still evolving.'
"And in September 2002, Harper said this when asked about the "greenhouse effect:" 'It's a scientific hypothesis, a controversial one and one that I think there is some preliminary evidence for. ... This may be a lot of fun for a few scientific and environmental elites in Ottawa, but ordinary Canadians from coast to coast will not put up with what this (Kyoto accord) will do to their economy and lifestyle, when the benefits are negligible.'"
Remember this clown's pitch for "intensity based" GHG policy?
But it's all talk anyway. You'll know he means business when he cracks down on the Athabasca Tar Sands. Don't hold your breath - you may just need it someday.