Observe and transform ourselves

Nero fiddling while Rome Burned? Canadians “fiddling” while the world burns “unlimited” Canadian fossil fuels?


Nero fiddling while Rome Burned? Canadians “fiddling” while the world burns “unlimited” Canadian fossil fuels?  Count on greater severe extreme weather related damages.

Pontius Pilate washed his hands “clean” seeing the people condemn Jesus for crucifixion.  Told we contribute only 3% of deadly GHG’s to the global climate, Canadians aren’t purified.

We don’t/won’t count every barrel of oil, every ton of coal, every cubic foot of natural gas Canada sells in foreign marketplaces as Canada’s GHGs.

Condemning China and India soothes Canadian ears.  Conservatives, Liberals, NDP are determined to sell Canadian fossil fuels abroad.  Crucify China, India, Japan, U.S. and others.

We “externalize” Canadian GHGs to others who burn fossil fuels bought from Canada. No one on our planet is immune to indiscriminate GHGs from Canada.  It’s not possible to wash GHG “blood” off Canadian hands.

Harper’s $21 billion OK for Nexus and Progress Energy hinges on delivering pipelines.  Degrading environmental protection, the Navigational Act, Fisheries Act, eliminating environmental reviews “improves” the process.  Withdrawing Canada from the Kyoto Accords helps.  Kent says not to worry.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Products(CAPP), Canadian Energy Pipeline Association(CEPA), Coal Association of Canada(CAC), Canadian Gas Association(CGA), Canadian business chambers of commerce, Conservatives, Liberals, NDP, expect “net benefit.”  They download all the risks and damages and costs onto the general public worldwide.

Canadians may be the last to acknowledge Canadian originated GHG fossil fuels are destroying the foundations of human life.  Like Nero, Pilate, and Harper in our mega-fossil fuel state of Canada, we “fiddle” and “wash” our hands clean.

Care according to our ability…develop our willingness to function/participate/contribute/create a socially “just” sustainable habitable planet…with peaceful loving kindness.

By observing ourselves and transforming with awareness, we can stop “fiddling” and “washing” our hands.

Herb Nakada

Williams Lake

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