There’s no reason why Canada can’t set a 100% electric personal vehicle goal today. Please sign this petition to tell our heel dragging Liberal government to get on it. There are huge benefits to EVs over gas burners, with cleaner air as only one of the perks. They save owners lots of money too over complicated combustion engine vehicles.
I hope Saskatchewan beats Manitoba in signature count. Right now, we’re neck and neck with them.
A show once hosted by climate change denier Rex Murphy, was asking some okay questions of callers, while other questionable questions were called out by callers.
The last caller said rightly people shouldn’t be asked any more if they think climate change is happening, since scientists have long determined that it is. We don’t ask people if they think Lawn Darts are dangerous or if we should wear seat belts, anymore.
3 callers stood up to the host Duncan when he pressed them for personal changes they’ve made to reduce emissions. Their point was that collective action is more important since they’ve done their part and it has still led to this crisis the IPCC has determined we are in.
One ignorant rancher from MB was the most blatant denier to phone in, unable to explain what has convinced him that scientists are supposedly wrong. He kept repeating that the climate has always changed and doesn’t think we are changing it now. A scientist from Environment and Climate Change Canada on the show later explained that we’re adding to the naturally variable warming happening now. Our carbon pollution today will stay in the atmosphere for up to ~400 years. The denier’s point was that Canadians will enjoy being a couple degrees warmer. He doesn’t get that means flooding Halifax, St. John’s, Vancouver and Victoria, etc. Will those Canadians enjoy losing their homes?
A 28 year old caller was enraged that older generations have stolen our future through greed and mismanagement of our atmosphere.
"The Carbon Barons are guilty not only of fraud but also of reckless negligence… They possessed the scientific awareness, the economic might, and the political influence to have avoided climate chaos."
A woman from Winnipeg mentioned that pests destroying entire urban forests are surviving thanks to warmer Winters. The rancher/farmer calling should care about destroyed orchards.
If this was 5 years ago, Cross Country Checkup would have had a geriatric fart hosting who takes money from oil companies to spread climate change inaction. Hosting scientists and callers who are asking politicians and companies to act where individuals don’t have the means, is a step up.
Joyce Murray’s rapping son, and the person building efficient homes, were especially interesting.
So Minister Garneau, a guy smart enough to be an astronaut and a cabinet minister, thinks that installing the conditions for the destruction of our society is “an appealing concept” no doubt about it.
We’re not going to avoid this problem, we have to begin planning with the avoidance of more emissions long term, and the medium term too. What’s the use of building something that we have to tear down in the same generation, like a disposable sports stadium, or a mobile home?
Sadly, yes. If you haven’t noticed, here’s something that should startle you into realizing every wing of it associates with Nazis, and talks about limiting immigration as a primary platform plank.
It's very simple. While Canadians were watching, the PCs of yore, turned into #CPCracists, and Ford is the latest #AgentOfDestruction using racism and xenophobia among other tricks to gain and wield power.#cdnpoli
Goldy, a Nazi, is recently associated with Rebel Media. Rebel Media’s recent organizer is Andrew Scheer’s organizer now. These aren’t stretches, these are well known facts, and obvious to anyone who watches even a week of Canadian political news.
I feel badly for former Conservative supporters, because man of them are good people, and are not racists. However, past this point in history, continuing to participate in the CPC is to be on the wrong side of history.
A host of the Ford videos, Lyndsey Vanstone, presents as a news reporter or anchor, and the Tweet says:
Buck-a-Beer is returning to Ontario! Remember the days of $1.00 beer in Ontario? Premier Ford does, and that’s why brewers across the province are being encouraged to take the ‘Buck-a-Beer Challenge.’ #BuckABeer#onpoli
These are the depressingly stupid headlines from Canadian leadership, as reported by the very real news, National Observer:
Here are some other ideas for stupid political announcements:
‘Feds to offer a Jock At Every Party’
‘Trump to bring lead back to paint and gasoline so they work better’
Make Paint Taste Great Again
‘The Trudeau Liberals have conceded the 2019 election to the Scheer Conservatives, stating that Scheer does a much better job of gutting environmental policies, and keeping Bay St. happy, and they want to put Bay St.’s wellbeing over their partisan politics.’
Ontario schools to replace music class with reruns of 1990s Much Music videos
I guess we should just be happy it took this long into 2018 to get to “we’re bringing back asbestos”
The Provincial Government had peaceful protesters arrested on Monday for having a tipi in Wascana Park. The government’s position was that the grass would be harmed, and the tipi would be a distraction from the Canada Day festivities, and probably for the National Aboriginal Day festivities in three days too.
Perhaps they didn’t want its smoke causing a distraction since the diesel or gas powered lights used in that same park space are already pretty toxic and loud:
Or perhaps they didn’t want it to upstage the tipi set up even closer to the Legislature last Canada Day?
@reginapolice forcing peaceful protesters out of a tipi on Crown land is a little too symbolic of the injustice the protesters are there to shine a light on. I wouldn't describe that as "professionalism".#skpoli
After requiring them to dismantle the ceremonial camp tipi set up to protest @SKGov's ongoing removal of Indigenous children from their families, @reginapolice@evanjbray are now holding 6 people in custody.