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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Thoughts on the Green Plan

Stephen Taylor has a FANTASTIC post on the new Green Plan, and comparing it to the previous non-plans of the previous Liberal government.

What's that old expression? "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"?

The Liberal Party of Canada, and all the other opposition parties, are calling the Tory Green Plan "nothing but hot air". Well, what have we seen in the past? A whole lot of huffing and puffing, and NO CONCRETE ACTION ON THE KYOTO FILE!

Once again, I don't support Kyoto... I think that climate change is a normal process of our ecosystem, and that everything is working in a cyclical fashion. (1700's "Little Ice Age", our current warming period, etc.)

My MAIN disagreement with Kyoto, however, is the part about the transfer of emission credits between nations. WHY ON EARTH WOULD WE SPEND OUR MONEY ON BUYING CREDITS, WHEN WE COULD USE THAT MONEY TO FOSTER TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES THAT WOULD REDUCE OUR GHG EMISSIONS?!?!?!?!?

For the first time in Canadian history, Ottawa is implementing a plan to cut emissions. First of all, yes, the timeframe is long... BUT THE CUTS ARE THERE! They're actually DEEPER than the Kyoto mandated cuts, though over a longer period.

The Liberals can huff and puff about the Green Plan all they want... BUT THEY NEVER, EVER, HAD SET IN MOTION ANY KIND OF PLAN TO DO IT THEMSELVES. In my book, it's what's referred to as "hypocrisy".

More to come this weekend, when I have a better chance to review the document, and put together my thoughts.

6 Comments:

  • At Fri Oct 20, 09:51:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    What's with the caps?

     
  • At Fri Oct 20, 10:27:00 PM EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    WHAT, ARE YOU BIGOTED AGAINST CAPITALS OR SOMETHING???

     
  • At Fri Oct 20, 11:35:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

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  • At Fri Oct 20, 11:37:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

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  • At Fri Oct 20, 11:42:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Heh.

    "The Liberals can huff and puff about the Green Plan all they want... BUT THEY NEVER, EVER, HAD SET IN MOTION ANY KIND OF PLAN TO DO IT THEMSELVES. In my book, it's what's referred to as "hypocrisy"."

    Granted, the Liberal story on reducing GHGs is not good. They did have immedite plans to reduce emissions -- some realistic some not. Your point on hypocrisy is an interesting one, though. The CPC targets for GHGs are set for 2050 (which, in itself, I don't have issues with), however no meaningful actions on reducing GHGs are prescribed until 2020, when Harper and Abrose are very much unlikely to still be in power.

    I would have liked to see a green plan with more immediate actions. I can't see why we need the wait. Long term targets are fine, but I don't see them being met if don't couple them with short-term and medium-term targets.

     
  • At Sat Oct 21, 12:36:00 AM EDT, Anonymous ryan said…

    More immediate actions would likely mean that more Canadians would find themselves without jobs.

    Since recent scientific discoveries suggest that the sun will soon be entering a period of lower intsenity ,cancelling out the warming effect of GHG, or the cause of global warming (depending on where you stand on the issue) it seems we may have more time on our hands to work this thing out properly.

    Either way I agree with your accusations of hypocrisy on the part of the Liberals. But with polls showing the two parties neck and neck, I'm quickly losing faith in the ability of Canadians to identify hypocrisy when they see it.

     

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