Trudeau’s Paris climate deal to cost billions

A new United Nations report says the Trudeau government is so far behind meeting the greenhouse gas reduction targets it agreed to in the Paris climate accord, it will likely have to buy billions of dollars worth of carbon offsets to meet its international commitments.

The problem, as even the report concedes, is that global carbon offset markets are riddled with fraud, meaning that buying them may not actually lower emissions.

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  • Millie_Woods

    So we’re now being taxed by foreign entities. We don’t need an election, we need a revolution.

    • WalterBannon

      Canada, like Europe needs death squads who hunt leftist politicians and full out civil war against the kleptocracy… but what’s the chance of the well indoctrinated useful idiots actually rising up like that and acting in their own interests? Nil.

      Thus the people are doomed.

    • (standing ovation and raucous cheering)

  • tom_billesley

    Carbon offset, where you get to pay for phantom forests to be planted and watered.

  • Liberal Progressive

    It’s only money. Besides, budgets balance themselves!

  • robins111

    I suspect that the ‘carbon offset’ funds will find their way into either the Clinton or Trudeau foundation.

    • tom_billesley

      Clinton Foundation is linked with SolarAid and Sunny Money projects in East Africa.

    • WalterBannon

      or more accurate, be laundered by the Clinton or Trudeau foundation before trickling down into their personal pockets and the pockets of their cronies

      its all just a fake virtue signalling protection racket/money laundering operation run by crooked left wing politicians who should be hanging from lamp posts or rotting in prison

  • andycanuck

    Just because Chicago’s, Europe’s, and India’s carbon markets had to be shut down due to fraud, doesn’t mean it will happen here too!

    • WalterBannon

      I have a bridge you might want to invest in

      • Bataviawillem

        Mine is 50% off.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    731 million tons of Carbon, per year. Where is it? Is it piling up on the ground somewhere? Half the Air in the entire Planet is below 18,000 ft. Sky looks pretty clear outside, over here…

    • tom_billesley

      Probably out of sight, being laid down in the oceans as calcareous ooze that will become chalk or limestone, or along coasts as coral reefs.

  • canminuteman

    I’ve seen that clip a bunch of times now and it always makes he laugh.

  • moraywatson

    Buying carbon credits couldn’t possibly have the effect of reducing CO2. The purpose of carbon credits is to redistribute wealth through a system of government mandated indulgences. The Climate Scam is government run money laundering.

  • Jay Currie

    Even proposing that the carbon credits are on the up and up, the link between CO2 and temperatures is becoming shakier by the day.

    Climate Barbie and her pals are relying on out of date, no longer consensus, “science” to impose taxes and ship Canadians’ money offshore.

    It needs to stop.

    • WalterBannon

      shakier ?

      that’s an understatement

      • Jay Currie

        We have to let the warmists down slowly – otherwise they go into Gore Derangement syndrome and lose all touch with reality, NYC under twenty feet of water, all the polar bears dying, earthquakes, the Kardashians suddenly make a weird sort of Gorian sense. At that point they are beyond hope.

  • Linda1000

    Related:
    Look at what it now costs to run the big spender’s PM office in Ottawa.
    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/prime-minister-s-office-trudeau-harper-kent-expenses-public-accounts-1.4382310

    • Oh, mother ffff …….

    • Canadian Born

      I’ve commented on this on CBC and my comments have been disabled. So much for freedom of speech!

  • ontario john

    But California needs the money! And look at the thousands of green energy jobs that have been created in Ontario.(at least in the civil service)

  • It’s just money.

    • WalterBannon

      It’s just YOUR money.

      • Exactly.

        A comedian once had the opinion that a game show for wealthy people should only use their money which they can only lose but not win. The game show was called: “HA! HA! Now You’re Poor!”

        I want Justin to play that game.

        • WalterBannon

          The Bolsheviks had a nice game he could play too. It went like this: “Welcome comrade Czar, the people’s committee have a few questions for you, and then we have a wall we want you to stand up against…”

          the french played the same game with Louis

  • ontario john

    But what socks is he wearing today? Canadians want to know!!

    • taxpayer

      Black Diamond.

  • DVult

    No problem, the Trudeau Foundation probably sells carbon credits. If not there is always the Clinton Foundation.

  • Bataviawillem

    I have carbon credits now on sale, there 50% off.
    So if we buy these carbon credit who do we pay? All gore?
    Where are these carbon credits made? How do they look? What are they made of?
    It is all make believe B.S.

  • Alain

    The 21st century approach to selling indulgences or in truth redistribution of wealth on a global scale.