Justin Trudeau signs Paris climate treaty at UN, vows to harness renewable energy


mentalfloss
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Justin Trudeau signs Paris climate treaty at UN, vows to harness renewable energy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Paris agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations in New York City this morning, giving his word that Canada will harness the power of renewable energy as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

"Today, with my signature, I give you our word that Canada's efforts will not cease," Trudeau said Friday. "Climate change will test our intelligence, our compassion and our will. But we are equal to that challenge."

The Canadian government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030 — a goal set by the previous Conservative government.

The Trudeau government has said this objective is a "floor" rather than a "ceiling" for what can be accomplished.

During his opening remarks at the UN ceremony on Friday, Trudeau said the Paris agreement will be tabled in Parliament next month and will be formally ratified later this year.

The Liberal leader said the business case for investing in clean energy was clear, with nearly a third of a trillion dollars invested in renewable power globally last year.

"That's a trend that will continue to grow, and it's one that represents a tremendous opportunity for Canada. One that we cannot — and will not — ignore," Trudeau said to rousing applause from the UN assembly.

Trudeau drew further applause from the crowd when he defended developing countries who are facing extraordinary challenges.

"They shouldn't be punished for a problem they didn't create, nor should they be deprived of opportunities for clean growth that developed nations are now pursuing."

Trudeau told the UN that the Liberal government has committed to investing $2.65 billion over the next five years to help developing countries fight climate change.

"We're not making these investments simply to be nice, although I know Canada does have a reputation to uphold in that department," joked Trudeau.

"We're making these investments and we're following through on our commitments because it's the right thing to do."

Trudeau urged other countries to follow through with their commitments.

"We are all in this together," he said.

Justin Trudeau signs Paris climate treaty at UN, vows to harness renewable energy - Politics - CBC News
 
Walter
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He's so dreamy.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Proving he is an idiot that wants to destroy our economy for some touchy feely BS.
 
Locutus
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"The Paris Agreement will do little to reduce the rate of warming but will divert trillions of dollars into low-carbon technologies, thereby reducing innovation in other areas, slowing economic growth and hindering adaptation and resiliency," Julian Morris, vice president of research at Reason Foundation, writes in a new policy brief examining the expected results and effectiveness of the Paris climate deal.

"Innovation and associated economic development will likely be the most effective means by which humans address climate change. But the commitments made under the Paris Agreement would divert trillions of dollars into low-carbon technologies and government-funded schemes for mitigation and adaptation, thereby undermining the bottom-up processes that drive more widespread innovation and, as a result, impeding the ability of people to adapt to climate change and other threats," Morris says. "Given the potential for the Paris Agreement to result in harmful and even counterproductive restrictions on economic activity, it would appear that ratification is not in the interests of the majority of signatory nations."

Reason Foundation - The Paris Agreement: An Assessment (external - login to view)
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
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Renewables, needs to happen on a personal level. Anyone who wishes too, can buy a solar panel system. If you make this your goal, any of us can save up the money And make the purchase. The question I'm asking is why haven't more people done that?

Hey Floss, do you have a solar panel system at your house?
 
DaSleeper
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Combining fluff and global warming thread......
Ain't that original heh?



 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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That Trudeau sure does love to travel.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

That Trudeau sure does love to travel.

Betcha, he's got one of 8 Wing's Challengers.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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I doubt that he flies economy.

But then again, he's not any different from any of our other PMs
 
MHz
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Based on the map which current would be the best one to 'tap', the colder one would be more stable as the warm one is subject to surface weather conditions. Something sub like that can anchor itself to the sea floor, to flow even more water sails could be erected to channel the current into a narrow flow as that would increase the energy being captured. The water would also act as a cooling agent. NS has tides that rank as the world's highest to tapping into that would involve sculpting the floor of the bay so inflow was enhanced and outflow was restricted as the redirected flow was turning gensets. The height could also be tapped as that movement is regular and will be around for awhile

 
Dixie Cup
Conservative
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What a twit he is. Does he even know what he's doing? He's handing over a portion of our sovereignty to nut jobs and tyrants!


Idiot


JMHO
 
mentalfloss
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And he drew perhaps the most ovations of any leader who spoke to the assembly. One came when he described the particular challenge facing poorer countries: How to cut emissions, when their economies are growing fastest?

"They shouldn't be punished for a problem they didn't create, nor should they be deprived the opportunities for clean growth that developed nations are now pursuing," Trudeau said.

Developing-country delegations applauded again when he mentioned the $2.65 billion his government budgeted for international-assistance programs geared towards clean-energy programs.


Trudeau: developing countries 'shouldn't be punished for a problem they didn't create' | CTV News (external - login to view)
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

And he drew perhaps the most ovations of any leader who spoke to the assembly. One came when he described the particular challenge facing poorer countries: How to cut emissions, when their economies are growing fastest?

"They shouldn't be punished for a problem they didn't create, nor should they be deprived the opportunities for clean growth that developed nations are now pursuing," Trudeau said.

Developing-country delegations applauded again when he mentioned the $2.65 billion his government budgeted for international-assistance programs geared towards clean-energy programs.


Trudeau: developing countries 'shouldn't be punished for a problem they didn't create' | CTV News (external - login to view)

All the clean energy business are going bankrupt.

Have you bought your solar panels for your house yet?
Or is that high level of moral standard something your only holding other's accountable too?
 
mentalfloss
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Doesn't happen so quickly.

You're looking at 20 years to be on equal footing with fossil fuels.


But everyone knows this already, so it's just a matter of watching the oil industry continue to erode as demand continues to weaken.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Doesn't happen so quickly.

You're looking at 20 years to be on equal footing with fossil fuels.

Solyndra... Need I say more?
 
JamesBondo
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OMG! the gulf stream has formed a square, and it is flooding out parts of Canada and the United States.
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Doesn't happen so quickly.

You're looking at 20 years to be on equal footing with fossil fuels.


But everyone knows this already, so it's just a matter of watching the oil industry continue to erode as demand continues to weaken.

So you don't feel any moral obligation to buy any of their products to help them get to that point faster?

I rest my case.

You want to impose a tax so that others will have no choice to buy these products.

Higher moral standard is something we only expect others to be held accountable too.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

Higher moral standard is something we only expect others to be held accountable too.


Not when your idea of society jibes with Orwell's 1984, then all of Flossy's utopic visions make perfect sense
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by JamesBondoView Post


OMG! the gulf stream has formed a square, and it is flooding out parts of Canada and the United States.

So saith James Blondo
 
petros
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Developing nations that will never have industry but at least they won't be poor in the dark.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Developing nations that will never have industry but at least they won't be poor in the dark.

Just a structural question here... In terms of centuries, what is the customary time-frame for a country to remain recognized as developing ?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Doesn't happen so quickly.

You're looking at 20 years to be on equal footing with fossil fuels.


But everyone knows this already, so it's just a matter of watching the oil industry continue to erode as demand continues to weaken.

In 20 years oil sands will be up to 10million bbl a day and up another 7 from conventional oil.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Solyndra... Need I say more?

If you don't want to look like an imbecile, sure.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

If you don't want to look like an imbecile, sure.

No one holds a candle to you bud.

... But, do carry-on playing the fool ~ truly it is of major entertainment value
 
petros
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Solar panels are going to save ON manufacturing...
Ruling says Chinese solar panels pose risk to Canadian industry - The Globe and Mail
 
Jinentonix
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Quote:

They shouldn't be punished for a problem they didn't create, nor should they be deprived of opportunities for clean growth that developed nations are now pursuing."

Many of those "nations" have been around since Europeans were still living in caves. If they haven't figured out civilization yet, f*ck 'em! It's not our job to drag them to it.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Solar panels are going to save ON manufacturing...
Ruling says Chinese solar panels pose risk to Canadian industry - The Globe and Mail

All they need now is for someone to buy the panels.

... Good luck on that
 
Angstrom
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

Many of those "nations" have been around since Europeans were still living in caves. If they haven't figured out civilization yet, f*ck 'em! It's not our job to drag them to it.

Reality and perceived reality are two diffrent things.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

All they need now is for someone to buy the panels.

... Good luck on that

Canadian retailers and installers are raping their customers.
 
mentalfloss
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Adoption rate of solar energy by top US businesses grows 183% in four years : TreeHugger (external - login to view)
 
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