Caught in a massive wedgie administered today by Canada's environment commissioner, Harper's part-time EnviroMin, John "Gaping Maw" Baird wasted no time covering his tracks with green bullshit.
Commissioner Scott Vaughan blasted the Tories for not even having the basic information they would need to begin dealing with the impacts of global warming already spreading through Canada.
Lard arse Baird replied that the Harpies are working furiously to address Mr. Vaughan's concerns.
Environment Canada, Mr. Baird added, has spent more than $140-million on water-related programs and science in the past year. And the government has invested $85.9-million to better understand the impacts of climate change on our health, infrastructure and northern communities, he said.
“For example,” the minister said, “Environment Canada's climate science research program is tightly integrated with global efforts to ensure that our country has the best available climate change and climate variability information available.”
Anybody who will take John Baird on his word on this is an idiot or else simply likes the taste of bullshit. Three years ago Harper acknowledged global warming as the greatest threat facing mankind and then promptly turned his back on the issue.
The Harpies were also slammed for an utter lack of preparedness to deal with oil spills on our coasts. Baird danced around this one by claiming "when emergencies occur the National Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime provides the capacity for an effective response to oil spills in Canadian waters." He's going to fight an oil spill with a "regime"? No, no, no, you loudmouth jerk, you fight oil spills with ready ships and pre-deployed, very expensive equipment. So where are these ships, where are their crews, where is all that equipment? Oh what was I thinking? I forgot, we've got a "regime" instead.
Meanwhile CBC News reports that Climate Action Network Europe and Germanwatch have ranked Canada as the fourth worst out of 57 nations in helping to halt climate change. The only countries worse are Saudi Arabia in dead last, Kazakhstan at 56th, Australia 55th followed by Canada with an impressive 54th place. If you need proof that Baird is just flinging green bullshit, there it is.