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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

It's not inconsistent, it's nuanced

So what is the Liberal Party's position on emission of greenhouse gases?

Here's Environment Minister David Anderson doing his usual scaremongering for the eco-moonbat wing of the Liberal Party:

Current preoccupation is with terrorism, but in the long term climate change will outweigh terrorism as an issue for the international community," he said. "Terrorism will come and go; it has in the past ... and it's very important. But climate change is going to make some very fundamental changes to human existence on the planet."

Anderson said Canada would need to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 60 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. Canada has ratified the Kyoto protocol on climate change, which calls for a 6 percent cut from 1990 levels by 2012.

But Anderson said the consequences of doing nothing would be disastrous; he said the wheat-growing prairies of Canada and the Great Plains of the United States would eventually no longer produce enough food to support the population if nothing were done to fight global warming.

Ok, I think I get the picture. It sounds like on balance you're against greenhouse gases.

And what about Paul Martin? Today he announced he will raise the issue of high gas prices at the next G8 summit and urge OPEC to pump more oil:

I intend when I'm at the G-8 meeting in Georgia, to raise with my counterparts — the heads of state of the other G-8 countries — the necessity of really asking OPEC to increase production.
Fundamentally, we're very, very concerned about all this.
Okay you're being a little too nuanced for me. If you're asking OPEC to boost production can you at least cancel the Kyoto boondoggles first?

Posted by Kevin Jaeger on May 26, 2004 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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