Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan
They are little more than the last gasp of this ridiculous movement, kinda like Greta
Oh dear me! I greatly fear you are mistaken Cap! Once things return to normal - all old problems and issues
WILL BECOME NEW AGAIN! We have not heard the last of Grumpy Greta!
And there WILL BE MAJOR BATTLES over the Cdn oil patch - since Ottawa will need every penny of oil revenue it can get
to pay off those MASSIVE DEBTS! LIE-berals are already scheming and scamming to try to remake the world in their
GROSSLY BIASED IMAGE!
Here is an article that makes a mockery of the LIE-beral carbon tax SCAM and reveals that LIE-berals have failed to persuade us their scam tax is anything other than a GROSS Gravy Grab! With some comments of my own in brackets):
COVID-19 restrictions cut downtown Toronto pollution levels by almost half, researchers find
By Lisa Xing, CBC News
Published April 9, 2020
Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a substantial reduction in pollution levels in the downtown core since the province announced measures to curb the the spread of COVID-19, including shuttering schools and non-essential businesses.
(Isnt that wonderful that our air can be so easily cleaned - just by destroying our economy! This is of course the DIRTY SECRET that LIE-berals refuse to discuss - that our economy RUNS ON oil and killing off the Cdn oil patch as LIE-berals have long desired - will also kill our economy!)
(In related news - wind and solar power ARE NOT the answer as they are too erratic and unreliable! Both Germany and Spain got heavily into that mouldy green energy and Germany is now building natural gas fuelled generators and canning many of their UNRELIABLE wind generators! Here in Ontari-owe we MUST have a fully manned and fully powered up natural gas generator to back up EACH of our wind farms - so the RELIABLE gas generators can take over from erratic wind and solar power at a moments notice! It would be cheaper and more environmentally sound just to use the already fired up gas generators!)
(As for Spain - their environmentalists touted the value of “green jobs” and economists learned the HARD WAY that for each green job created - 2.5 old style jobs were KILLED OFF! Getting deeply involved in green power is a successful plan for CREATING MORE POVERTY in our economy!)
(Even worse - the carbon tax gravy grabbed by Cdn LIE-berals will be used to subsidize the already CARBON RICH lifestyles of our civil service union HOGS! Meaning the lives of ordinary people will BE DEVASTATED so that HOGS can continue on their filthy gas guzzling ways!)
(Poor people DO NOT own second homes, do not own 300 horsepower supercharged SeaDoos, do not own ATV`s, do not own 150 horse power bass boats, do not own riding lawn mowers that spew more pollution in 5 minutes than a modern car running on the highway for 30 minutes and most important of all - over one third of Cdns feel they CANNOT afford a holiday at all - thus poor people DO NOT join our HOGS on their lemming-like trips on gas guzzling jets flying to sunny beaches in January and poor people do not send their spoiled teens South during March Break!)
(As has been proven in the past - airplanes are the SINGLE BIGGEST producer of air pollution and the majority of passengers on those mechanized disease spreading sewers ARE HOGS - and LIE-beral govt has been BORROWING MONEY for decades to BUY HOG votes and to subsidize the carbon rich HOG lifestyle - borrowed cash enables PIGS TO FLY!)
(To save the remains of our economy and environment - we have only to CUT BACK on gravy for HOGS! There is NO REASON for the clerk marking your $150 dollar water bill as being paid to be earning one third MORE than the clerk toting up your $150 grocery bill!)
"A pandemic is not a good thing," said Greg Evans, director of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR).
"But seeing the change ... gives us a better understanding of the many factors that contribute to poor air quality."
The SOCAAR team analyzed the concentration of dozens of pollutants from air pulled directly from a duct off College Street in downtown Toronto for 24 days before March 13 and 24 days after.
(Uh huh - HOGS persist in their War on Cars! Why don’t they head out to Pearson Airport and check the air quality there - now there are so few flights? Oh - right - HOGS are convinced poor people can DO WITHOUT cars - but airplanes ARE ESSENTIAL for a “properly entitled HOG lifestyle”! And of course CARS ARE NEEDED by HOGS to travel to their country estates for rest and relaxation!)
The preliminary results provided to CBC News showed levels of nitrogen oxides and ultrafine particles, both indicative of vehicle pollution, have sharply decreased, a finding consistent with the reduction in traffic in the area.
"Both of them have dropped by about half," said Evans.
At this point, Evans says he isn't able to attach an exact percentage to the decrease because several factors affect the accuracy of that number, including the level of travel over March break and the onset of spring.
(Yes - the LIE-beral FIX is in - nobody wants to discuss HOW MUCH Toronto air pollution rates WOULD BOUNCE BACK - if the GTA airports all bounced back to full operation!)
Evans says the data his team compiled is more specific and detailed than pollution data from satellite imagery, which gives a big-picture view.
"We can get a picture of what's going on right now at a given location."
(Sure - and we ALREADY have details of how much air pollution levels dropped in the year after the 9/11 terror attack - during which time 25 percent of the worlds airline fleet WAS GROUNDED - with the result there was a MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT IN AIR QUALITY! We CAN save our environment by the simple expedient of HALTING LIE-beral deficit financing since all that borrowed gravy ends up only in pockets of HOGS with that carbon rich lifestyle!)
It's too early to draw conclusions about the impact on carbon dioxide levels, according to Evans, because it's been in the air for so long — one molecule of carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere for about 40 years, so a drop over just a few weeks "really doesn't make that much of a difference to overall levels."
As he collects more data, though, Evans said he may be able to draw more conclusions.
The findings don't come as a surprise to Evans, nor to Heather Marshall, campaigns director at the Toronto Environmental Alliance.
But Marshall says it's not necessarily good news to her.
"There's really no silver lining. We're facing a pandemic."
However, Marshall is hoping these figures will help inform government decisions and spending after the pandemic is over.
"We have to think about whether it's a bailout for the oil and gas sector, or an investment in other kinds of transportation that are zero emission or low emission."
(LIE-berals are being CAUGHT OUT HERE! They KNOW that more public transit will lure people out of their cars - but LIE-berals REFUSE to pay the price for that new transit! Buying more public transit would force LIE-berals to spend gravy on that transit and direct grsvy AWAY from LIE-beral vote buying schemes and thus reduce the ability of LIE-berals to cling to power AT ANY PRICE!)
(LIE-berals ARE RIGHT in one thing though - when they claim conservation of energy is a GOOD IDEA! SO WHERE are the LIE-beral INCENTIVES encouraging building contractors to significantly IMPROVE INSULATION LEVELS in the buildings they construct? More SPECIFICALLY - why do LIE-berals NOT offer home renovators incentive to substantially UPGRADE insulation levels in older homes?)
(LIE-berals of course DESPISE home renovators for their habit of driving up house prices with the added bonus that a lot of home renovators either operate partly or fully under the table thus depriving LIE-berals of sales and income tax gravy! And LIE-berals are angry with some home renovators for aiding organized crime to LAUNDER cash with real estate financial games!)
(LIE-berals CHOOSE NOT to waste their gravy on police enforcement of money laundering in our real estate markets as they cannot win votes from such costly legal enforcement! LIE-berals are SO DESPERATE for gravy that they will take whatever sales tax the criminal book keepers care to offer up and LIE-berals will FORGET the rest!)