Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Lorrie tells it like it is again

Lorrie Goldstein cuts through the hot air and gaseous political emissions surrounding Kyoto (The Problem with Kyoto).


His insight is almost painfully clear. He asks both Harper and Dion:

Why do you support a bizarre United Nations treaty that is mainly concerned with transferring billions of dollars from the First World (i.e. us) to the Third World over a period of decades, without any guarantees this will lower the man-made greenhouse gas emissions you say are the main cause of global warming?



Whatever they do, Kyoto contains no provisions to compel those nations to live up to their word when Canadians and others, either as taxpayers or consumers, bankroll projects abroad to reduce greenhouse gases.



He chastizes Harper for paying lip-service for re-election purposes, which does seem to be the case since John Baird became Environment Minister.



As for Harper, why do you now support a treaty which you surely must know is a mess and why are you ready to have (shudder) NDP leader Jack Layton make things even worse? Other than getting yourself re-elected, that is.


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Some feedback in Thursday's Letters section:

Thank you Lorrie Goldstein for your column of Jan. 10 ("The problem with Kyoto") explaining the truth about this protocol. Now I know why the U.S. and Australia did not sign on. The Liberals always seem to go any which way the wind blows thinking it will buy them votes, and maybe this has. I wish Canadians would read the details before blindly following those false pied pipers. I look forward to seeing John Baird's environmental plan and I am glad the Conservatives are consulting environmentalists...




...I think Lorrie Goldstein nailed the reasoning behind Stephen Harper's recent capitulation to the left on Kyoto as vote pandering. Making Canadians reduce energy emissions will prove detrimental. Europe is already feeling the pain with higher energy costs and lost jobs as a result of their Emissions Trading Scheme. Even the science behind Kyoto is dubious at best...



...Recent articles have stated that more than $20 billion has been taken out of western economies to purchase carbon credits in other countries not affected by the Kyoto accord. The lion's share of this money is going to China. Why is this? If you agree with the rumours, the fact is that people in high places have vast business interests in these countries, primarily China. The Conservative party had it right....



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks like the 'environmentalists' will be successful in opening the wallets of Canadians, the mood has been set to make us ripe for the pickin'.

Canadians have made many choices in the past that have resulted in our being less healthy and wealthy than we otherwise would be - like socialist health care and outlawing competitive markets with monopoly's, so it's clear that we're an easy mark.

Canadians are arrogant in the extreme though if they think that less than 1% of the world's population is going to save the world through high taxes and writing cheques to the countries set to recieve the Kyoto cash.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the 'environmentalists' will be successful in opening the wallets of Canadians, the mood has been set to make us ripe for the pickin'.

Canadians have made many choices in the past that have resulted in our being less healthy and wealthy than we otherwise would be - like socialist health care and outlawing competitive markets with monopoly's, so it's clear that we're an easy mark.

Canadians are arrogant in the extreme though if they think that less than 1% of the world's population is going to save the world through high taxes and writing cheques to the countries set to recieve the Kyoto cash.

Anonymous said...

I see the full Con disinformation service is trying to work here Joanne....
You really let anyone in this blog don't you?
Or is that the kind of crowd you wallow with?

Red Tory said...

So why are the Conservatives now supporting this massive transfer of wealth? Oh, and why do they now claim to acknowledge the science behind Kyoto?

Charles said...

If we just cancel all foreign aid and instead pay the countries we have been aiding all along our kyoto payments, this retarded wealth transfer idea will be a zero sum cost program to us. We conform to kyoto and still give money to non-Canadians just like always, although no foriegn aid and no kyoto would be perfect, I could live with this scam.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Charles, I could live with that too. Call Harper.

wilson61 said...

RT
Where was it reported that Baird/PMSH will BUY carbon credits from OTHER countries?

Back in the 2004 election campaign, Harper said of climate change:
"The science is still evolving."
(A true statement, not a denial of the science)

And in September 2002, Harper said this when asked about the "greenhouse effect:"
"It's a scientific hypothesis, a controversial one and one that I think there is some preliminary EVIDENCE FOR".
(Oh, there is scientific evidence of GHG, an evolving science)

A quick google search, and I found 5 scientists that use the term "so-called greenhouse gases"
It seems MSM don't google before they dribble.
And Dion uses this as 'proof' against PMSH that he doesn't belive in the science??
(Liberals believe people are stupid)


"I think my criticism was principally that the (Kyoto climate-change accord) targets were unreachable, Canada had taken on the most onerous targets in the world; I saw no evidence that there was a plan to meet them. ... If anything in the last four or five years, the evidence has strengthened that we have to take real and substantive action."

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/163817

Cherniak_WTF said...

Charles, I could live with that too.
We could really save a truckload of money if we pulled out of Afganistan...

Anonymous said...

charles - and the point of making the kyoto payments would be what?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I believe Charles was being facetious.

Anonymous said...

"Liberals believe people are stupid"

That's because Liberals think everyone 's like them.:-)

Anonymous said...

And who is to blame here?

It's gotta be those damn neocon yankees.... first they came for the polar bears...
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Swift said...

Charles should take a look at the federal budget and compare our foriegn aid contributios with the one hundred BILLION dollar per year cost of the current kyoto agreement. It's not the same according to my math.

Cherniak_WTF said...

That's because Liberals think everyone 's like them.:-)
That's actually funny. LOL