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EDITO: Climate alarmists never satisfied


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You’d think that with Canadian taxpayers spending $100 billion to fight climate change — that’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s figure — we’d get at least some credit for it from the global environmental movement.

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Big luck. A report published last week by Britain’s Guardian newspaper, which devotes huge resources to covering climate change, once again condemns Canada as one of the world’s worst climate offenders.

Canada, the United States and Australia are accused of “ranking hypocrisy” in the report, Revealed: ‘Carbon bombs’ poised to trigger catastrophic climate breakdownreflecting the apocalyptic rhetoric of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Asad Rehman, described by the Guardian as “a leading climate justice campaigner in the UK”, said the US, Canada and Australia, “single-handedly undermine efforts to reduce global emissions and ignore their responsibility to phase out fossil fuels quickly and fairly.

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“Only the colonial mindset of political leaders in rich countries can make the stark calculation that the interest of the fossil fuel giants and their billions in profit are more important than the lives of people who are overwhelmingly black, brown and poor. .”

Canada is identified as the world’s sixth-worst offender for what the Guardian describes as “carbon bomb” energy projects endangering the planet.

The United States is the worst, followed by Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Iraq and Canada.

When it comes to subsidizing the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel, Canada is ranked third in violation behind Saudi Arabia and the United States, and sixth in subsidizing the fossil fuel-based power generation, behind only Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United States, Iran and Australia.

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Our aim here is not to condone this endless chorus of woe and condemnation, which a UK think tank has rightly called “climate porn”.

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It’s about demonstrating that global environmentalists and the United Nations will only be satisfied if we cut our throats economically by devastating our fossil energy sector, based on arguments that Canada – with global emissions of 1 .6% – is among the worst climates in the world. delinquents.

This nonsense must stop.

Doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions makes sense.

Destroying our economy to appease critics who will never be satisfied is not.

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