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Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Record has seen the light

The KW Record, a dependant of the Toronto Star, has a great article today, in which they say, and I quote,
"In an act that was either dishonest or foolish, the opposition passed a motion calling on the government to do what is clearly impossible -- meet Canada's Kyoto Protocol commitment." ...

"That's because Canada cannot satisfy its Kyoto obligations with fine words or noble sentiments. The problem is physical, not political. Canada can only honour the terms of the treaty by making a real, drastic and measurable reduction in the greenhouse gases it spews into the atmosphere. And as much as we hate to say it, no matter how you crunch the numbers, this can't be done. Not now." ...

"This isn't rocket science. And it isn't a surprise. Canada's environmental commissioner reported last fall that Canada's Kyoto targets are unachievable. Dion must know this. So must Layton and Duceppe. Why, then, do they insult the Canadian public with a phony debate, by demanding what they know cannot be delivered? Why, when this country needs to work together to combat climate change, do they spin fiction instead of speaking fact?

This week's motion was not binding. But the Liberals have introduced a bill with similar wording that will be binding, if passed. Before that vote, Dion must do one thing. He must explain how, through cuts or buying credits, he can reduce Canada's emissions by 217 million tonnes a year. In the absence of such a precise plan, his bill would only add to the world's already troubling surfeit of hot air."
h/t to Joanne

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  • At Thu. Feb. 08, 11:42:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    This is a very hopeful sign. If the public can be educated about the reality of the situation, perhaps we can actually get something done instead of watching all this political posturing.


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