Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:57 am Post subject: False Promises in climate change
Fróm a larger article by Lorrie Goldstein ... the foremost journalistic critic of the green energy plans. In this part of the article, Goldstein tries to give the reader a sense of the magnitude of the committments that Trudeau made in Canada's name -- not in megatonnes, but in terms that are more accessible to the ordinary person.
Goldstein: False promises in climate change goals
... The Trudeau government faces the same dilemma (as the Martin government).
The UN reported last month that for Trudeau to fulfill his 2015 Paris accord commitments to lower Canada’s emissions to 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and to 30% by 2030, Canada will have to cut its emissions by 111 Mt annually by 2020 and 219 Mt annually by 2030.
To meet his 2020 commitment, Trudeau will have to shut down the equivalent of Canada’s entire electricity sector (79 Mt annually) and 44% of its agricultural sector (73 Mt annually) within three years.
To meet his 2030 commitment, Trudeau will have to shut down the equivalent of Canada’s entire transportation sector (173 Mt annually), plus its entire waste disposal sector (48 Mt annually) in 13 years.
Given that this is impossible, the last thing Trudeau, and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna want to talk about — as we saw last week at the UN’s Bonn climate summit — is their plan to reduce Canada’s emissions to the levels Trudeau promised the UN for 2020 and 2030.
Why do they impose such burdens on themselves, and ultimately, us? It's a good question, because, to the degree they fall short, they will have to buy carbon credits from some issuer of carbon credits. In other words, money will flow out of this country.
And, down the road, that means economic dislocation, job losses, and political problems.
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