Harper withdraws Canadians from the UN Convention to Combat Desertification(UNCCD 3/28/13) because of its talkfest, bureaucracy, and its not in Canadian’s interest.
UNCCD addresses desertification, land degradation and drought. Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians) says Harper withdrew Canada because he doesn’t want to face scientific realities of climate change.
Sixty per cent of Canada’s cropland is in dry areas and subject to drought.
East Africa has 18.7 million human beings malnourished, including a million children severely malnourished.
There’s not enough to eat from a long drought.
The U.S. was in a drought. Our food prices are climbing.
Should Canadians care?
Are we hungry?
Are wealthy Canadians isolating Canadians from the world? Do Canadians need to understand the effects of climate change, of drought, of famine globally?
It is the UN decade of “Water for life.”
Friday, March 22, Taseko paid for a public swim at the Cariboo Memorial Complex on UN World Water Day Cooperation.
Scientifically, James Hansen says, from human activity, we are in long-term global warming with record heat waves and forest fires.
We have record high temperatures with increasing intensity of droughts and heat waves. It will get worse. Scientifically, we need CO2 reductions to 350 ppm.
Hansen says global warming causes more moisture in the atmosphere and we get heavier rains, more extreme floods, more intense storms by latent heat. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, tropical storms, snow storms are getting worse.
Canada has trillions of dollars of fossil-fuel reserves Harper wants developed, produced, shipped, marketed, and consumed globally.
Harper has committed Canada’s fossil-fuels global consumption along with global GHG emissions.
Canada’s fossil-fuels must get out of the ground to get trillions of dollars for Canadian interests.
Harper withdrew Canada from the Kyoto Protocols (12/12/11). World Statesman of the Year was awarded to our premier Sept. 27, 2012.
Harper gave the Sahel $20 million in Canadian aid (11/10/12).