Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Praise for the Conservative Senate's scrubbing of the Climate Change Accountability Act

Peter Foster wrote a marvelous piece in the Financial Post last week titled "Canada Doges Carbon Suicide." 

Its definitely worth the read but here are some the relevant and juicy bits. 

Mr. Harper has always clearly grasped-- apparently unlike the majority of his international counterparts--that the greatest threat facing humanity is not climate change, but climate-change policy. Bill C-311 was a perfect example. Opposition parties, in thrall to radical green groups or sheer hypocrisy, were supporting a piece of draconian legislation that would not have had one raindrop's worth of perceptible effect on the global climate. Nor would it have in any way influenced the way other countries are attempting to writhe away from this issue.

So there.  Harper and the Conservative Government are doing one heck of a job.  Here's one for the Harper haters out there:

Anti-Harper carpers niggle that three years ago Mr. Harper declared that climate change was the "greatest problem facing humanity." Good grief, could that have been mere political expediency, based on the necessity of pacifying a needlessly alarmed electorate? Did he not really mean it? You'll be telling us next that he really favoured that BHP takeover of Potash!

And here is some more with a damning quote from the IPCC:

Before he was forced to talk the minority talk, Mr. Harper described climate change as a "socialist plot." Intriguingly, this fact is now openly acknowledged. This week, German IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer said in an interview: "[O]ne must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy....One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy any more."

I shared this article on Facebook and its triggered a huge debate on Global Warming with a warmist friend of mine.  I'll post it here when it winds down but its tens of thousands of words long already.  
I strongly suggest you read the whole article for yourself because its that good.  Mr. Foster and I are of one mind on this. 


Anonymous said...

There was a time when Harper and Conservatives were against the unelected senate voting down bills approved by a majority vote of the House of Commons. I guess Conservatives just say whatever they think might gore the Liberals, but they don't really mean it.

Alex said...

There still is a time. That time is now.

Wd Fyfe said...

There's big money in saving the planet.
wdfyfe.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/green-meanies/ -

Dance...dance to the radio said...

To respond to anonymous, the Senate is doing what it is mandated to do. If they rubber stamp everything then they are irrelevant. If they cancel legislation approved by the Commons then they are obstructionist. They can't win. I suspect your complaint is only that the Liberals aren't the ones doing the obstructing, like they did back in the day with the GST. Still, odd though it was Liberals who voted it down, and Muldoon had to appoint extra senators to get it passed, Chretien kept it even after winning an election promising to abolish it.

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