Wall Was/Is Wrong About Coal In China

“China will increase their coal use by 19% over 5 years.”
“Vietnam, India and many others Asian nations are ramping up coal to give more of their people electricity. The U.S. is now signalling a return to coal.”
-Brad Wall 17 November 2016 · 132,442 views
“Canada only accounts for 1.6% of global emissions. Even if a carbon tax reduced that significantly, and it won’t, global emissions would still be largely unaffected.”
Everything he said there is wrong.

“Coal production fell sharply in China in 2016 by around 320 million tonnes or 9% – a fall equal to more than the total production from South Africa, the world’s 5th largest coal exporter. Coal production also fell elsewhere, such as the US and Australia, leading to global output falling by 458 million tonnes.”
IEA
“we assume that the Chinese economy is in a structural transformation and that its electricity intensity will decline over time, stopping further growth in coal power generation by 2020.” – IEA


Obama sounds so antiquated now, just like the Liberal Party of Canada’s rhetoric today that echos his words of 10 years ago.

“Statistics From China Say Coal Consumption Continues to Drop” – 2016

China’s coal consumption has peaked” – 2018

China’s coal consumption has steadily decreased by a few percentage points a year since 2013, prompting our pronouncement of a coal consumption peak in an article published in the summer of 2016 in Nature Geoscience.

Wall doesn’t mind being wrong, he just pushes on anyway.

“Macron Calls Climate Change a ‘Red Line’ Issue at G20, Rebuking Trump” – 2019

“America’s coal-burning power plants are shutting down at a rapid pace, forcing electric utilities to face the next big climate question: Embrace natural gas, or shift aggressively to renewable energy?” – NYT yesterday

We’ll Always Have Paris

That prediction/lie didn’t work out too well.

On Wednesday, Todd D. Stern, the United States special envoy for climate change, who was in Beijing for talks, said that some Chinese officials had expressed concern about whether President Obama’s successor would ensure that the United States was committed to the global climate accord reached in Paris in December.

Mr. Stern said he had tried to reassure the officials. “I think it would be highly surprising to me if anybody elected were to try to pull the United States out of that,” he said at a news briefing.

– 2016

“On June 1, 2017, United States President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change”

Conservative Racist Propaganda Is Beyond The Pale

CPC Racists are at work in Andrew Scheer’s Photoshop department. Why does the CPC still have any support from good Canadians?

Here’s what Doug Ford and Scott Shmoe’s federal party posted today about our Prime Minister:

If we don’t phase out most of the world’s oil and gas sector by 2030, the world’s scientists expect we won’t survive past 2040.

The Twitter King?

Resharing Neil’s experience of being outed online, and choosing to continue, because what the heck, eh?

Political Potshots

When I joined twitter. Itwas due to its influence on our political climate. I felt it was being manipulated by one voice. One of which was not mine or millions of others, it was a platform that was in extinction, brought back to life by politics.

I activated an account to observe and to share my wit, but it became so much more – a platform to share my voice, my family’s voice. Those that know me as a true advocate of Canadians, Government and the Charter of Rights.

Yes, I can be hypocritical in my negative response to misleading and outright lies. This is referred to as reactive abuse. It is the mind’s way of reacting to an abuser (speak the same language). But know one thing, I have never intentionally defamed another.

For sometime, I have seriously been considering sharing my identity. In this political climate, it is…

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Transition From Coal Ignored By SaskParty

People who know what a Luddite the Premier of Saskatchewan is, knows the answer to my rhetorical question.

Conservatives Exceeding Election Spending Expectations

What’s that mean? You’ve heard the Con Premiers like Ford and Moe and Kenney are all threatening Trudeau, saying if he doesn’t do impossible things for the oil industry (because it’s rightfully dying), he’s threatening national unity because the Con Premiers will try to break away from Canada to have their own Petrostate?

It’s all part of the Conservative Party of Canada’s effort to exceed election spending limits. Kenney in Alberta is throwing $30,000,000 away on an “energy war” room to target environmentalists and other sane people who care about our planet. Basically it’s a way to funnel more money to crackpot media like Rebel, and climate change denial media like POStmedia. Their theory seems to be that if they can spend provincially, as a government, their ads indirectly supporting Scheer will translate into votes for him without running up the finite election spending limit federal parties face.

Speaking The Truth

CBC and other media need to recognize the following as true if we’re going to advance as a society. It’s likely to make them, and you, uncomfortable. Growth isn’t automatic and easy.

– Canada has committed genocide against First Nations people.

– Climate change has become a crisis.

– We won’t survive as a civilization this century without significant, yet still possible, changes to our daily lives. That means changes to our economy.

– The American President should not be quoted in headlines because more often than not he’s lying to manipulate people.

– Billionaires have too much power, and far too much money and need to return it to governments for massive investment in social programs like healthcare for Americans without any.
“all these billionaires and this 9 year old has to pay off his schoolmates’ lunch [debt]”

Jun 10
Jeet Heer (Retweeted Waleed Shahid):
“The Koch Brothers understand, and other billionaires do too, that centrist Dems are a crucial line of defense in stopping social democracy.”

– Canadian Conservative politicians have no feasible plan to deal with pollution, and their party leadership opposes real action to reduce pollution on time.

– Conservative Premiers put their federal party’s electoral wishes ahead of national unity and cooperation.

– Regina lacks the transportation infrastructure to meet its 100% renewable by 2050 target.

– The 2050 target is insufficient to meet our objective to survive the climate crisis.