Friday, May 17, 2019
It Will Take More Than Words to Deal With Climate Change
The Parliamentary Pissing Contest is well underway with Andrew Scheer and Justin Trudeau battling it out, each claiming to have the best chance of fulfilling Stephen Harper's 2030 carbon emissions targets.
No, this isn't about the 50 per cent cuts by 2030 that science tells us is our last, best chance of averting truly catastrophic climate change. No, they're fighting for 30 per cent cuts by 2030. 30, not 50. 30, as in 20 points short of the absolute minimum that's expected of us.
Canada, one of the top ten overall greenhouse gas emitters and a podium, top three ranking in per capita emissions, determined to ignore the whole '50 by 2030' business altogether.
The Liberals are hell bent on declaring a state of climate emergency exists in Canada but so what if they're still going to chase Stephen Harper's idea of emissions cuts? How does that deal with what they want to recognize as a grave emergency?
Chuckles will unveil his climate action brain fart in June. Apparently it will revolve around bitumen pipelines to the west coast and to the east.