Stephen Harper is moaning over the costs of reducing Canada’s GHG emissions to match post- 2020 targets that the US has accepted! Unfortunately the costs of further reducing our emissions are higher than costs in the US. Much of the additional costs are the consequence of our government’s delay in tackling GHG emissions. Our Government … Read more
The tactics are obvious. Acting through its facade, the Heartland Institute, the American coal lobby will counter today’s Vatican Summit on Climate Change not on its merits, but simply by creating media noise. With participation by the same very small group of scientists and commentators, the Heartland Institute is sponsoring its own Forum to be … Read more
As required by the Kyoto Protocol Russia recently delivered its formal statement on future GHG emissions. Essentially Russia told the UN Secretariat that it would do nothing to curb emissions until 2030. Russia expects a free ride over those intervening years Canada must also advise the Secretariat of its targets for reduced emissions. According to … Read more
We want to share with our supporters some hopeful news, and some not quite so hopeful. The hopeful news suggests the era when we depend on fossil fuels for energy is coming to an end. First to Norway. Statoil’s Chief Executive, Eldar Saetre, told a meeting of senior industry executives that the industry cannot ignore … Read more
We have to thank the Edmonton Journal for the ultimate description of Canada’s record in cutting GHG emissions: “Though our icefields are melting fast, our action on climate change has been glacial.” If you want to see what this glacier looked like 90 years ago, click to see this Edmonton Journal commentary and photo.
In several of our blogs we have noted that weather masks climate change. After last winter, the inhabitants of North Eastern North America (particularly residents in the Provinces of New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador) will be sceptical of claims about global warming. The last three months will remind them of … Read more
On hearing that Ontario was joining a cap and trade system with Quebec and California to set a price on carbon, our finance Minister, Joe Oliver, reacted predictably. He described cap and trade as effectively a tax. Horrors! Oliver objected to cap and trade as it would raise the price of everything for hard working … Read more