Here in Ottawa, it is so chilly that …

… people are wearing winter jackets. including some with the fur hoods up.

But many would probably favour making it a crime to doubt global warming. I wish I understood.

Reality check: When will the distinctly “Evita!”-style affair with the Trudeaus be over?

See also: Bill Nye is open to jail time for climate change skeptics.


Supercoddling Clinton:  One of the things that classically distinguished North America from south of the Rio Grande was that, in general, our politics was not like this. A politician was just a politician. A bureaucrat was just a bureaucrat. A police chief was just a functionary; maybe supervising a small army of unfunny clowns, who knows? But they did not matter much to us because they could not ruin our lives very easily. It made sense to pay a bit to keep them all at a distance. Pierre Trudeau changed all that, much for the worse.

  • Billy Clint Blanchette

    It’s not global warning anymore. It’s climate change. Maybe the unusual cold in Ottawa is an example of climate change. Here’s a question for BCF readers. You watch the weather forecast and adjust your lives accordingly. Yet when the same science is used to demonstrate that the world’s climate is changing, many of you say that it’s a scam. You can’t have it both ways.

    • mobuyus

      You are over paid by the liberal party now fuck off.

    • It probably isn’t climate change. It is probably cold as usual.

    • lolwut?

      Uh, the climate has always being changing.

      The eco freaks leaped on the idea of changing it to “Climate change”
      because no matter if it goes warmer or colder, they can still claim
      they were right…. see, we told you the climate was going to change
      and as time goes by they can adjust it to fool each new generation
      who can’t remember what the last claim was, warming or cooling.

      Still waiting for that Ice age they were clamoring about in the 70’s and 80’s.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      I do not agree with climate change but I agree that the people that want unlimited development would make Canada as polluted as China. I believe we need yes to take care of the environment and be responsible but we cannot go too far on the development end. And yes the climate has been changing for as long as the Earth has had an atmosphere and as been temperate enough for life to exist. The fact is climate change is used to get more tax revenue but I do not believe that a nation can operate with a zero tax environment. Zero taxes means a nation and no safety nets and no social programs. Taxes to infinity means no middle class, no economy, no jobs and no savings. Something in the middle is always best but for me climate change is a tax grab. Nationalists like myself think that life the wars the environment related to climate change is globalism. People on the neoliberal right like to think that Liberals are only globalists but globalism is the wars, giving corporate tax cuts, and simply catering to special interests. Which is why we need a real energy strategy that is not just catering to the Alberta oil patch.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Billy Clint Blanchette, you make so little sense we suspect you are currently receiving it “both ways” and wonder at your ability to type at the same time!

    • John if it’s no longer global ‘warning’, but just plain old climate change, then why the fuss about CO2 and carbon footprints?

      There have been dramatic climate swings throughout human history, swings that happened without fossil fuels. They couldn’t do anything about it then, and we can’t do anything about it now because the reasons these swings take place are still not understood.

      It could be anything from sun spots to woolly mammoth farts

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    It’s 28 degrees Celsius in Winnipeg.

    • lolwut?

      and the skeeters are big as ostriches

      • dance…dancetotheradio


        • Justin St.Denis

          Hey, have you noticed a new fly around this year? Turquoise coloured and really bright and actually beautiful! I have never seen such flies before. Have you seen any?

          My sister reports the return of bumblebees to Calgary, but they aren’t the black-and-yellow stripey bumblebees of the past. This year, they are black-and-orange striped. She tells me they also seem a tad more aggressive than she remembers bumblebees being.

          Here in SW Ontario, the old-style bumblebees are back big time, which is kinda nice to see.

          Bugs are fascinating…….

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            We have the worst tent caterpillar season I’ve seen in years.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Our Summer of 2014 was spent battling those fuckers!

    • Justin St.Denis

      My sister reports Calgary is balmy these days…..