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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ottawa says no to Kyotocide

via the Ottawa Citizen, Tories Reject Climate Pledge:

The Harper government has rejected a new pledge taken by opposition leaders to endorse a tough international treaty to fight global warming.

Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe and the NDP's Jack Layton signed the pledge to push for a post-Kyoto Protocol climate change deal that would prevent average global temperatures from rising by more than two degrees above 19th-century levels "because scientists have shown that, otherwise, the consequences of global warming are likely to be catastrophic."

The four federal parties were invited to sign the "Kyotoplus" declaration by Climate Action Network. But the Conservatives refused.

"By signing on to a 25 to 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels, Mr. Dion and the opposition parties are effectively endorsing shutting down large parts of the Canadian economy, including Ontario's auto plants," wrote Environment Minister John Baird in a letter to the coalition.
Obviously Baird and Harper recognize Kyotoplus for what it is: Kyotocide.

1 comment:

Fred said...

Canada’s 1990 GhG emissions –> 473,310MT
25% reduction –>118,328MT

Close down all manufacturing in Canada would remove –> 62,805MT

OR

shut down all agriculture in Canada and remove –> 56,323MT

OR

eliminate 60% of all car, truck, train, ship and airplanes removes –> 118,600MT

And then recalculate all this knowing that our 2007 emissions were –> 765,000MT and we now need to cut 410,000Mt rather than 118, 328.

Layton and Dion would need to destroy our economy to do what they want to do.

Brilliant analysis of what Canadian voters want their government to do for them.