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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

House marches towards Kyotocide

The opposition parties have successfully ganged up in an attempt to force Canada into committing Kyotocide.

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has given its final approval to a controversial climate-change bill that would require the government to drastically cut greenhouse gases.

NDP Leader Jack Layton's private-member's bill passed third reading with the support of the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois.

Once it clears the Senate and receives royal assent, the bill would require the government to gradually cut greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050.

It would also require Ottawa to set interim reduction targets for every five years between 2015 and 2050 - but if previous legislative attempts are any indication, the minority Conservatives will ignore the bill.

The bill's reduction targets are closely in line with cuts required by the Kyoto Protocol, of which Canada is a signatory.
Meeting these targets, even if they were remotely obtainable - and they are not - would have the following results:
  1. No measurable effect on the climate.
  2. The sure and utter destruction of the Canadian economy as thousands upon thousands of industrialized jobs are lost.
What are Layton, Dion and Duceppe thinking? Do these 3 stooges realize how devastating an emissions reduction of 80% below 1990 levels would be?

Assuming that they are not completely unaware of the impact of this bill, one can only conclude that they see this as a means to an end. And that end game is the old socialist dream of total state control of everything that makes our economy tick. Unfortunately their plan would destroy the very thing they want in the process. That would be like killing the goose that lays the golden eggs!

So it's very doubtful that the 3 stooges intend that Canada should actually reach these drastic carbon reductions. No, this is just the first step towards reaching the end game. This is all about removing the last remaining obstacle to their socialist plan: Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government. This is an attempt to embarrass the government over its unwillingness to meet Kyoto style drastic emissions reductions targets. Or to force it to do so and harm the economy in the process. Either way, they hope to capitalize on the outcome enough to win the next election.

Fortunately for us there are saner heads in Ottawa...
But the Conservative government has dismissed the Kyoto reduction targets as unattainable and has instead committed to cutting emissions 20 per cent below 2006 levels by 2020.
When the truth about greenhouse gases and global warming becomes more widely known (and it will), even this more measured response will seem like a tremendous over-reaction to a non-existent problem.

But at least for now, it is much better than what the 3 stooges are offering Canadians.

1 comment:

Zookeeper said...

Meanwhile there is an imminent and real threat to our economic well-being, which is the collapse of the US economy as all of their debts, deficits and liabilities come home to roost at once. We need not worry about cutting back on CO2 emissions when the US loses a Canada-sized piece of its economy.
Once again our politicians and talking heads worry about the piss ants in the basement instead of the elephant in the living room.