Canada and world vow to battle climate change without Donald Trump


mentalfloss
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Canada and world vow to battle climate change without Donald Trump

Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Ottawa will forge ahead with its plans to reduce carbon emissions by, in one way or another, taxing them.

China’s delegate to the conference said tackling climate change is “a global trend that is irreversible.” His remarks were echoed by delegates from all the big emitters, including India, the European Union, Japan, the Middle Eastern oil states and Brazil.

In part, the world’s decision to carry on with the Paris accord is made easier by the fact that the agreement itself is so weak. It allows countries to set their own emission targets and provides no penalties for those that fail to meet them.

A recent report from the United Nations Environment Program calculates that the commitments made to date under the Paris agreement are well below what is needed to stave off global catastrophe. Some, like Canada are not even on track to meet the modest carbon reduction commitments they have made.

But the other factor at play is that fighting climate change has finally become a profitable business activity. China in particular is cashing in. The Chinese invested $103-billion in renewable energy last year, more than one-third of the world’s total.

The UN reports that, as solar and wind technology evolve, the price of renewable energy is coming down around the world.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describes his climate-change strategy as good economics. Indeed, at times it seems to be more about economics than climate.

How else to explain the government’s recent decision authorizing a Pacific coast liquefied natural gas project that is destined to massively increase carbon emissions?

Still, the Liberal government seems intent on pursuing its somewhat inconsistent climate-change policy with or without the U.S. That is new.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/comm...mp-walkom.html
 
EagleSmack
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Have fun!
 
mentalfloss
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We're already having fun laughing at you.
 
Cannuck
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At least they're calling it a tax. First little bit of honesty from the Liberals. Can they get on a roll?
 
EagleSmack
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We're already having fun laughing at you.

 
Mowich
Conservative
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".......its somewhat inconsistent climate-change policy."

Long live inconsistency.
 
Angstrom
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Meanwhile Trump will be strategizing on how to take money from dumb innocent environmentalists, Too make America great again.
Like taking money from a baby
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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pretty soon we will be buying carbon credits down by the school yard
first one's always free
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

We're already having fun laughing at you.

What's this 'we' shyte?

Battle climate change.... Might as well tell the moon to go the other way. Cycles, twaddle.... It's all about cycles. Want to end the world ... end a cycle
 
10larry
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Canada and world vow to battle climate change without Donald Trump
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Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Ottawa will forge ahead with its plans to reduce carbon emissions by, in one way or another, taxing them.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describes his climate-change strategy as good economics. Indeed, at times it seems to be more about economics than climate.

His description. Given his scheme pretty much mirrors wynnes roaring success that has samsung dancing in the board room as denizens struggle with sky high hydro rates, a green job vacuum and non sunshine list ontarians paying either utility bills or buying food is nothing to crow about. The meager amount we add to the alleged ghg apocalypse is not worth the price many are paying but ottawa like queens park is in desperate need of a new revenue flow.
If americans don't have to pony up for a tax dubbed carbon our so called 'free' health care competitive edge will be toast placing us at the mercy of trumponomics.

Of course china can invest $billions they made enough off kyoto to clean up their atmosphere and have enough left over to buy stock in a trump enterprise.