Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Canada Again Seeks to Sabotage Climate Change Action
We're at it again. The Guardian reports that Canada is trying to persuade other industrial nations to renege on their climate change commitments.
Canada has dropped any remaining pretences of supporting global action on climate change by urging other countries to follow Australia's example in gutting its climate plan.
In a formal statement, the Canadian government sas it "applauds" the move by Australia this week to repeal a carbon tax on the country's 300 biggest polluters.
"Canada applauds the decision by prime minister Abbott to introduce legislation to repeal Australia's carbon tax. The Australian prime minister's decision will be noticed around the world and sends an important message," the formal statement from Paul Calandra, parliamentary secretary to Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper,said.
...the praise for Australia marked the first time Canada has actively sought to discourage other industrialised countries from following through on their own climate change commitments.
Australia is the developed world's worst polluter per head of population, but Canada, under the Harper government, is close behind at 16.2 tonnes.