In fact, that is exactly what Bush and Harper want - nothing done, business as usual.
The essential issue now is to stop INCREASING emissions that cause global warming. We are 30% above 1990 levels, and the 2oC rise in average global temperatures will be surpassed by 2020 if we continue at this pace. 2oC rise is considered the final warning, and if we go beyond that we will have extremely damaging changes - its just too fast to adjust.
Beyond stopping the increases in GHGs [greenhouse gasses], we will have to get below 1990 levels, and fairly soon. A target of yr. 2020 for getting below 1990 levels is very much do-able, as Al Gore showed us in the move "I.T." The steps to be taken all i nvolve using less fossil fuels however, and Bush and Harper will fight any such actions.
All the economic fear-mongering is false - the only ones who will lose some profit are the ones who are currently making "the biggest profits in history of any corporation" [Exxon, Shell, etc. ] All we ask of them is to settle for a little less, or get on board to adjust their energy sales to renewables that are non-polluting. There will be lots of money in selling electricity from renewable energy. Renewable energy projectss will take time to set up - about 10 years to produce enough electricity to satisfy HALF our demands, which will rise when we drive electric cars.
Note - renewable energy like solar farms will actually be highly profitable over their lifetimes - for eg., an investment of $300 million now will return $2.8Billion over 20 years - a good investment. Same for anyone putting solar rooftop systems up - they will return a good profit. Electric cars can operate for as little as 2cents per mile [compared to gasoline engines which are costing us about 10cents per mile now]. There is NO economic disadvantage, except for the fat cats who now have the energy industry monopoly. They caused global warming, so they should at least "not get in the way of a solution", but they are.
IT IS CHEAPER, it makes better economic sense, to embrace renewables, but the major corporations that Harper and Bush love so much are not ready to give up their current energy monopoly. Our own "un-democratic leaders" are letting them get away with global warming. The majority of citizens in both nations want action now, we want to reduce our use of fossil fuels, that is our vision for our world, we must demand it be so. Our grandkids will not fogive us if we do not fight for it.