Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quelle Surprise!

Stats Can has issued a report pointing out the obvious: Canada's greenhouse gas emissions increased by more than 18% between 1990 and 2002 and the majority of that was related, not to consumption by Canadians, by in the production of exports.

I'd love to see the stats for the last five years because I expect it would be worse and that largely due to the expansion of the environmentally devastating Athabasca Tar Sands.

Our newly-green prime minister, Harpo himself, talks the talk about greenhouse gases and climate change but puts the lie to his claims by supporting the five-fold increase in tar sands production to produce petroleum for the American market.

1 comment:

Mike said...


do a little search over at my place, I posted about this a few months ago...most of the upswing, according to stats can, is from the Tar Sands and supporting petroleum industry.