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Unread postPosted: December 20th, 2019, 7:29 pm 
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Unread postPosted: December 21st, 2019, 10:19 am 
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For a government that says C02 emissions are a priority, they have put more C02 into the atmosphere than any previous government.

Trudeau full of hot air
PM letting taxpayers pick up the bill for climate conferences

While Canada is a bit player in emitting industrial greenhouse gases — responsible for 1.6% of global output — it’s a world leader in sending bloated delegations to the annual United Nations’ gabfests on climate change in the world’s tourist hot spots.

This year’s conference, which just concluded in Madrid, was widely condemned as an abject failure.

But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did uphold Canada’s sterling reputation for sending absurdly oversized delegations to them.

In Madrid, according to figures compiled by the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation (CTF), Canada’s taxpayer-funded delegation totalled 156 people — second among G20 nations only to Brazil with 158.

Canada’s entourage was more than twice as large as the U.S. (71) and China (76), more than seven times the size of Australia’s (21), and over 50% larger than Germany’s (100).

As CTF federal director Aaron Wudrick noted:

“It’s not clear why Canada needs to send twice as many people to these summits as the

U.S. and seven times as many as Australia. Is this really necessary, or just financially wasteful and environmentally irresponsible overkill?”

The answer is that it’s both, and par for the course for Trudeau.

When the UN’S Paris climate accord was drafted in the City of Lights in December 2015, Trudeau, attending his first annual UN gabfest as PM, boasted that Canada was back on the global stage in fighting climate change.

What he meant was that Canada had sent a huge delegation to Paris — 155 people paid by the federal government — double that if you threw in politicians and bureaucrats paid by provincial and municipal governments.

Trudeau’s 155-member official delegation to Paris in 2015 — he didn’t attend Madrid — was larger than the U.S. under self-proclaimed environmental president Barack Obama.

With a population almost 10 times that of Canada, the U.S. had less than 150 delegates, the U.K. about 100. While we don’t know the bill for Canada’s delegation to Madrid this year, we do know what a similar-sized delegation cost in Paris in 2015, not counting four years of inflation.

The 12-day Paris climate summit cost taxpayers over $1 million.

A partial list of expenses, compiled by ipolitics.ca, included: $234,355 for travel; $349,553 for hotels; $129,423 for meals; $12,595 for hospitality; $11,537 for salaries; $164,529 for operations and $72,000 in payments to stakeholders.

Among the most controversial expenditures was a food tab of over $12,000 for just three Environment Canada bureaucrats and $6,600 to hire a freelance photographer in France to record the comings and goings of thenrookie environment minister Catherine Mckenna.

Given that global and Canadian emissions continue to rise annually despite a quarter century of these annual UN gabfests aimed at reducing them, they clearly have not given us good value for money.

More than that, they are immoral, because they are glorified photo-ops where virtue-signalling global elites gorge themselves on consumption — paid by taxpayers — while demanding austerity from those taxpayers in addressing climate change, but never austerity for themselves.

As environmental journalist George Monbiot has observed of these global elites: “Thinking like ethical people, dressing like ethical people, decorating our homes like ethical people, makes not a damn of difference unless we also behave like ethical people.”

It also exposes their hypocrisy and most of all that they do not believe what they say.

Because people who genuinely believe the world is facing an imminent existential crisis from climate change would never act this way.

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Unread postPosted: December 30th, 2019, 7:31 pm 
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As of January 1st, the Federal Carbon Tax will rise to $30 per tonne, costing Saskatchewan families and businesses more.
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Unread postPosted: January 5th, 2020, 9:17 am 
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By Lorrie Goldstein of Sun News Media

Time for some honesty
Conservative climate policy starts with exposing Trudeau sham

No credible body that has assessed Trudeau’s climate plan — built around an ineffective sin tax on the use of fossil fuel energy — believes it will achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions Trudeau absurdly claims it will.

That’s because Trudeau’s policy isn’t designed to succeed, but to make Canadians feel guilty about using fossil fuel energy, without which life would be impossible in a big, cold, northern, sparsely populated, industrialized country like Canada.

Even if it did succeed, it wouldn’t matter because Canada is responsible for only 1.6% of global emissions, as Trudeau himself acknowledged on the Quebec talk show Tout Le Monde En Parle in 2018 when he blurted out the truth that: “Even if Canada stopped everything tomorrow and the other countries didn’t have any solutions, it wouldn’t make a big difference.”

In fact, Canada’s emissions — which are rising — don’t make any difference, and global emissions are rising as well.

Having explained the logical fallacies in Trudeau’s climate change rhetoric, the next Conservative leader could then talk about the issue honestly.

First, reducing Canada’s emissions to the levels now being called for by the United Nations would require a level of economic sacrifice by Canadians equivalent to fighting a world war — one that Trudeau isn’t willing to fight personally given his jet-setting lifestyle.

Purely symbolic

Second, even if we succeeded, it would be a purely symbolic gesture because it would make no significant impact on global emissions, which continue to increase fuelled by major emitters such as China, India and the United States.

These are the real choices facing Canadians and a new Conservative leader should be unafraid to raise them, laying the groundwork for an honest debate about what we should do going forward with climate policy, as opposed to the nonsense that Trudeau is offering now.

The views of Canadians on these issues range from those who believe we should do everything possible to combat human-induced climate change, whatever the cost, to those who believe there is no existential threat from climate change and that it’s a hoax designed by governments to extract more money from the public.

The real question is how much of their standard of living — given Canada’s abundant oil and gas resources — are Canadians willing to sacrifice to symbolically address climate change?

A Conservative leader willing to raise that question, and answer it honestly, would be a worthy prime minister.

In fact, Canada’s emissions — which are rising — don’t make any difference, and global emissions are rising as well.

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Unread postPosted: January 7th, 2020, 5:31 pm 
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After deliberately turning itself into a climate-change martyr, Canada needs some basic common sense
For all the economic, social and national unity pain inflicted, our sacrifices will have no perceptible impact on global climate change

https://business.financialpost.com/opin ... knQHnvqxEc

After New York, Greta journeyed to Alberta where she held an anti-oilsands rally, a puzzling choice given that Canada produces just 1.6 per cent of global emissions, with the oilsands contributing just a tenth of that. Why didn’t she travel to China or India, whose emissions make Canada’s just a rounding error? While she was in Edmonton, the ever-determined reporters at Rebel Media asked her that question. Her answer? She “hadn’t been invited.” No doubt that’s true, but her disparaging visit to Canada’s oilsands is yet another illustration of activists’ fixation on Western countries even though virtually all emissions growth is in the East.

China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the Philippines and Japan, all signatories to the Paris climate accord, are in various stages of constructing a total of 1,800 coal-fired power plants. If Canada disappeared from the face of the Earth, those new plants would replace our emissions in a few short months.

the cornerstone of the Conservative environmental platform was recognition that Canadian natural gas exports could help halve poor-country emissions by switching their power plants from coal to natural gas. The industry hoped the government would push recognition of that reality at the recent Madrid climate conference but was, once again, disappointed.

Canada’s preoccupation with national rather than global emissions leads to myriad “local action” absurdities. The award for most ludicrous goes to Victoria City Council for its plan to spend $14 million installing shore power so cruise ships can shut off their generators while moored at city docks. Council clearly doesn’t understand that emissions caused by actually propelling the ships after they leave port are hundreds of times greater than their generators produce.

More tragic than ludicrous is the systematic destruction of one of the world’s most technically advanced and ethically responsible oil industries. Though hundreds of thousands of trained workers have been rendered jobless and in many cases hopeless as capital investment and corporate headquarters have fled to the U.S., world oil consumption is six million barrels a day higher than it was in 2010, while the International Energy Agency forecasts demand will keep rising for at least two decades. Yet the Trudeau Liberals’ progressive evisceration of our oil industry has handed that growing market to such human rights champions as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Nigeria and Algeria. Adding insult to injury, Quebec, consistent with its “distinct society” status, favours its own interests over those of the country at large and continues to import oil from those countries in preference to Alberta’s “dirty oil.” But it happily accepts this year’s equalization grant of $13.1 billion, funded disproportionately by Alberta taxpayers.

No other country has so deliberately turned itself into a climate-change martyr. And yet for all the economic, social and national unity pain inflicted, our sacrifices will have no perceptible impact on global climate change. Entering the third decade of this troubled millennium, we can only hope our federal government realizes the future of our confederation requires trading blind ideology for basic common sense.

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Unread postPosted: January 16th, 2020, 5:47 am 
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We're getting charged more because of the climate emergency.


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Why is the federal government giving them any money, nevermind $2.7 million of our money to build 54 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers at Canadian Tire locations across central and western Canada.

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnis ... green-cars
Canadian Tire takes Trudeau's corporate welfare for green cars

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Ever notice how oil and gas activists and climate alarmists are pretty quiet when it’s -40 ?

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Canada’s “Climate Crisis” is Entirely Political

https://c2cjournal.ca/2020/01/canadas-c ... dgpAvniT4M

Western countries even though virtually all emissions growth is elsewhere. China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the Philippines and Japan, all signatories to the Paris climate accord, are in various stages of constructing a total of 1,800 coal-fired electric power plants. If Canada disappeared from the face of the Earth, those new plants would replace our emissions in a few short months.

The Liberals and Canada’s vast climate emergency movement remain preoccupied with national rather than global emissions, and this leads to myriad “local action” absurdities. The award for most ludicrous goes to Victoria’s City Council for its plan to spend $14 million on installing shore power at its harbour so that cruise ships can shut off their generators while moored at city docks. Council clearly doesn’t understand that emissions caused by actually propelling the ships after they leave port are hundreds of times greater than their generators produce.

No other country has so deliberately turned itself into a climate-change martyr. And yet for all the economic, social and national unity pain inflicted, our sacrifices will have no perceptible impact on global climate change. Entering the third decade of this troubled millennium, we can only hope our federal government somehow realizes the future of our Confederation requires leaving behind blind ideology and finding some basic common sense.

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Unread postPosted: Yesterday, 8:33 pm 
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Herman wrote:
Ever notice how oil and gas activists and climate alarmists are pretty quiet when it’s -40 ?

Yes, I've noticed that.


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