Five years ago, I attended a “stakeholder” meeting at a hotel, hosted by the Provincial Government. They were touting their newish 2020 “plan” to reduce climate change.
There was consensus among participants that in order to achieve the provincial target of 20% reduction over 2006 emissions by 2020, additional measures should be taken to achieve emission reductions in a larger portion of the oil and gas sector.
9 (1) The Climate Change Advisory Council is established.
(2) The council consists of the minister and not more than 11 other members
appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
In the last couple years, reference to the 20% below 2006 by 2020 target has disappeared.
Wall’s government’s plan [was] to reduce emissions to 20% below 2006 levels by 2020. Any climatologist could tell you this is totally insufficient to arrest climate change. The Kyoto protocol to reduce GHG to below 1990 levels, is arguably insufficient also, and there was a lot less carbon going into the atmosphere in 1990 than in 2006.
In fact, the [already buried] SaskParty plan [was] based on the equally political and unscientific Conservative [Not] Made In Canada (TM) lack-of-plan in Ottawa. That’s why all of the numbers are 20-20-20, they are a propaganda gimmick, not a scientific reality to “address the greenhouse gas issue”. They are ‘addressing it’ by reassuring the casual observer into a false sense of security, to trick people into thinking their leaders have the problem under control when in fact it’s totally mismanaged.
It’s not just me who thinks there’s a problem.
“Unfortunately, the world is not heading in the right direction,” said leading climate change economist Andrew Steer in a release on the most recent Emissions Gap Report.