Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Greenwashing the House of Commons
If you want to gauge the sincerity of our political parties' plans to tackle climate change, a good starting point would be to see if they're turning it into a political football in time for the October federal elections.
Guess what? They are.
They're all in a tussle to set each other up - Trudeau, Singh and, eventually, Scheer. Not one of them will present a coherent plan to cut Canada's greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. That's because it would mean a wholesale change in our environmental and energy policy, what Hans Joachim Schellnhuber termed the "induced implosion" of the fossil energy industry.