“Well, this is what we can do and it’s a win-win: to have a fee on carbon. So if you are raising livestock and producing a lot of carbon dioxide with your farm equipment and the exhaust from the animals, then you would pay a fee on that and it would be reflected in the price of meat, reflected in the price of fish, reflected in the price of peanuts,” Bill Nye said in a recent interview with the Daily Beast.
For what seems like forever, the Trudeau government and their provincial allies have been pushing for some sort of price on pollution.
Just half-a-degree Celsius difference in temperature could make the difference between saving the majority of the world’s species from climate change, or increasing the extinction risks for plants, animals and insects.
The money could be used for big-ticket items such as the Springbank dam or a new reservoir upstream on the Bow River. It’ll need to happen under a tight deadline, however, and amid fierce competition — city staff have until July 31 to submit initial applications for a piece of the fund, vying against the rest of Canada for the same parcel of federal cash.
An Ipsos poll shows the degree to which Ontarians hate carbon taxes. Supriya Dwivedi says this should worry the rest of the country.
The second day of the summit, June 9, will be devoted to a special session on oceans, a key theme for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Climate change may disproportionately harm children’s health, according to new research in Pediatrics. And the numbers are shocking. Researchers suspect that kids may bear up to 88 percent of the disease burden as temperatures and sea levels rise due to human-caused climate change. Especially worrisome is the projected increase in deaths due to malaria, diarrhea, and nutritional deficiencies—three conditions that hit children the hardest.
They’ve set a record for the use of qualifiers in this article.
In Russia, buildings are sagging and crumbling. In Greenland, a wildfire broke out last year. And in Alaska, entire villages may be relocated because the land upon which they’re built is no long trustworthy.
All across the North, the very ground is changing, and the buildings and roads built upon the thawing permafrost are shifting and cracking.
Carbon tax has been a hotly debated issue in the run-up to next month’s provincial election in Ontario, but most voters think it’s little more than a tax grab and a pointless, symbolic gesture that won’t actually do much to tackle climate change.
Some people like solar panels on their homes because it’s free electricity, and are promised that any excess energy will be used as a credit against nighttime demands for electricity. Indeed, there is an allure of being disconnected from any grid and being energy self-sufficient. But for new housing tracts, this means adding tens of thousands of dollars upfront for marginal gains later. But this sacrifice to appease the God of Global Warming is deemed sufficient enough to not only offset “carbon” in the atmosphere, but also to assuage the guilt of the rich as the poor suffer in hell-holes in neo-Feudal California.
“We’re really excited. It’s clear Canadians care greatly about weather. They care about good weather. They care about bad weather,” said Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.
That’s roughly equivalent to taking more than 20 million cars off the road, and accounts for about 12 per cent of the total amount of what Canada emitted in 2016.
Does anyone actually believe this crap?
It’s bad enough when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau misleads Canadians by claiming we can reach our international commitments to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change through his national carbon pricing plan.
But it’s no better when Conservative leader Andrew Scheer claims he can do so without the measure if he wins the 2019 election, as he said Sunday on CTV’s Question Period, adding, “The Liberals would love to have people believe that the choice is a carbon tax or nothing. I reject that.”
Does climate change pose such an imminent threat to the planet that it’s okay to break the law in order to stop it?
Ontario’s power troubles began after the provincial government began phasing-out coal power generation in 2005. But electricity prices really took off in 2009 when the government launched its Green Energy Act, which features a program to provide long-term guaranteed contracts to generators with renewable sources (wind, solar, etc.) at a fixed, above-market price.