Business leaders urge immediate action on climate change


mentalfloss
#1
This disproves the preposterous allegation that climate change is a front for wealth redistribution.

The market just wants certainty and a price on carbon provides that.



Canadian business leaders urge federal government, provinces to act on climate change

OTTAWA – Canadian corporate executives whose companies together employ more than a million people are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers to press ahead with collective climate action, including putting a price on carbon emissions.

An open letter to the first ministers was released Thursday morning ahead of a planned meeting early next month in Ottawa, where the federal Liberals hope to finalize a pan-Canadian plan with all the provinces and territories.

“Canada has a history of taking far-sighted policy actions to capitalize on the opportunities created by global economic change,” says the letter.

“The time is right for the same kind of bold leadership.”

The 60-plus signatories include business leaders representing oil and gas, mining, forestry products, cement making, aluminium smelting, information technology, banking, grocery retail and building materials. Together, their businesses have revenues exceeding $300 billion annually.

Canadian business leaders urge federal government, provinces to act on climate change - National | Globalnews.ca
 
Jinentonix
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Bold leadership my a$$. Bold leadership would be taking advantage of the new technologies that break down CO2 into usable compounds and element. Taxing people isn't bold leadership, it's business as usual for the Liberals. But if Trudeau wants to end up with Wynned sock level approval ratings, well that's how to do it.
Nor are the allegations preposterous. What's preposterous is assuming we can prevent natural events from occurring.
Business leaders pushing for this are just trying to get some certainty back into the market. They don't care about carbon pricing because they'll be passing that extra cost along to the consumer.
So yeah, how altruistic of them to demand a tax that they effectively won't be paying anyway.

Meanwhile, the former Chair of the IPCC called it all a scam. So did the former Chair of the UN Economic Development Council.
The fact that Canada's emissions are already less than 1.6% of the global total is proof that this tax/pricing scheme is nothing more than a transfer of wealth.
 
petros
#3
Corporations and Govt will get behind anything that is easy money at consumer expense.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Corporations and Govt will get behind anything that is easy money at consumer expense.

Of course they will. Why do you think corporations loved the GST when it was introduced? An extra 7.5% revenues going into their pockets while the consumers continued to pay the same old pre-GST prices for stuff.
 
mentalfloss
#5
Bye bye America!

The cost of climate change: World's economy will lose $12tn unless greenhouse gases are tackled | The Independent
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Bold leadership my a$$. Bold leadership would be taking advantage of the new technologies that break down CO2 into usable compounds and element.



What compounds can you break CO2 down to?
 
petros
#7
If it's and buts were fruit and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas.

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

What compounds can you break CO2 down to?

Sugars
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#8
geeez
its what plants eat
lets make it illegal
 
petros
#9
Plants eat salts but breath CO2.
 
mentalfloss
#10
Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter last week urging president-elect Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement and support policies that combat global warming. The list covers a wide range of industries and includes Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia and Sierra Nevada Brewing. It also contains surprising signatories: companies that aren’t known to take part in environmental initiatives, such as Tiffany & Co, Monsanto and Staples.

https://www.theguardian.com/sustaina...missions-cop21
 
Locutus
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mentalfloss
#12
It's so cute when you hide your anger with laughter.

My two year old does the same thing.
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

What compounds can you break CO2 down to?

Carbon monoxide, which is more reactive than CO2 and scientists already knew how to convert CO into methanol. It can also be converted into amorphous carbon nitride, which is a semiconductor. It can also be converted to lithium cyanamide which is a precursor to fertilizers.
 
mentalfloss
#14
Please stop positing if you know nothing about science.
 
coldstream
#15
Canada's business 'elite' is such a pathetic bunch of fawning NeoCons. They are usually payed shills and quislings of the American imperial global financial and trading oligarchies which are highly invested in the imposition of limits and shortages, and the slave economies, that are at the core of the AGW fraud. It is a hustle perpetrated by grifters. And of course our dingbat PM is at their beck and call.
 
mentalfloss
#16
The elite!

Run!
 

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