Environmental concerns are an issue in our upcoming election and rightly so. It seems we have two choices, Green Light and Green Extreme.
Liberal Green Light says we can have jobs and development and preserve the environment at the same time. NDP Green Extreme are promoting the Leap Manifesto which believes we can shut most everything down, oil, gas, mines, hydro electric dams. Unfortunately, they put forth their policies based on often exaggerated, fabricated and manipulated claims by questionable scientists and multi-national corporations such as Greenpeace.
For example, we keep hearing that 97 per cent of scientists believe in man-made global warming. This figure was popularized by a researcher named John Cook. An analysis of his studies titled, ‘The Art of Evasion,’ uses the word ‘fraud’ 21 times to describe him. He used a 2008 master’s thesis by a student at the University of Illinois which asked 10,257 Earth Scientists, “Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in global warming?” She received 3,146 responses. After seeing the replies, she discarded 3069 and handpicked only 77 as being relevant. 75 of those said “yes,” so she could fraudulently state that 97 per cent of scientists contacted believe in global warming.
Greenpeace reports that Arctic ice is more diminished than anytime since ice depth records were kept, failing to mention that recording started in 1958. In 1941, the RCMP sailed the wooden hulled boat, the St. Roch through the North West Passage where the seaway was wide open. For more of a challenge in 1943, they sailed peacefully through the far north Arctic Passage without a care.
In the 1930’s Depression dust bowl, there was a couple year drought on the North American prairies. Today if there is a drought (climate change caused the Syrian Civil War), or you sailed a boat through the Arctic or we have a couple of balmy chinook days in January in Williams Lake, it is no longer a natural weather event, but signs of catastrophic man-made global warming.
If we vote to take the confused carbon craziness road, we will be: 1. Leaving our children with a huge carbon tax on the essentials of life, heat and fuel. The NDP wants to double our carbon tax. 2. Supporting and advocating a 30 billion dollar a year, and counting, debt, 120 billion in four years? 3. No mines, Canadian gas or oil jobs or revenue to pay for it and importing a million barrels of Saudi Oil a day, keeping Saudi workers employed. 4. Few decent jobs for our children to lead a productive self supporting life. Forget about young people ever owning their own home, they will be dependant on our new welfare state. 5. No way to pay for things like medical, education, roads and social services.