B.C. and Alberta are engaged in a carbon trading scheme of sorts, to no one’s advantage.
Alberta sends carbon-rich bitumen to B.C. that (ultimately) contributes to global warming.
Global warming produces long, hot, dry summers, when B.C.’s forests ignite.
It hurts to think that the new normal for our children may be smoky summer skies, breathing masks and the eerie light of an orange sun. Clearly, it’s time for change. The cost of our reliance on fossil fuels has simply become too great a price to pay. Mike Ward, Duncan, B.C.
Apply some of the heroin needle budget toward putting out forest fires you backward ass losers.
What’s the matter Mike? You crop of BC Bud not growing too well in the clouded skies at home?
KE, your wrong, fire killed trees are the best firewood available. Few trees actually burn beyond the bark and needles so are left standing and dry rather quickly. As much of BC does heat with or augment their heating with wood this will be a windfall.
How does Mike connect smoky skies with fossil fuels? Somehow fires started (a) because of a lack of proper forest management to reduce the risk, or (b) by lightening, or (c) by careless campers/smokers, or (d) whatever, are now the fault of fossil fuels? Also, Greenpeace and the Green party must be very proud that their efforts to save the forests worked so that billions of dollars worth of lumber could go up in smoke polluting the skies. Go figure!!
As I said before land of idiots. This one from Duncan BC.
Craic O'Dawn -
logey: Where in Hell is Duncan, BC?
With Canada's total contribution to CO2 being a mere 1.6% of the world's total nothing, let me repeat that, nothing we do here will make any difference to Canada, North America or the world. That especially with the fact China, India, Pakistan, and many countries in Europe who are all going into coal in a very big way. China is building over 1100 new coal fired power plants by themselves.
If Canada doesn't supply oil that the world demands, then Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria etc will supply that demand. We are being delusional to think that we can do anything to affect the world, unless the rest of the world also takes action, which it has not, hence the growing demand for oil.
The BC government stopped their forest management program in the early 1990's. The UBC professors in the Forestry dept were telling the students that this would result in uncontrollable forest within 10 to 20 years. BC is the worst polluter of waterways in Canada and ocean pollution is being recognized as a major cause of climate instability. BC is causing its own problems.
People like this are scary. How do you grow up being so absolutely ignorant of the world?
Mike Ward of Duncan, BC, you are free to freeze to death in the dark this winter by personally foregoing the use of hydrocarbons for fuel and heating. Matter of fact, I encourage you to set an example for the rest of us by doing so.
Hey Mike, why aren't you complaining about the fact that BC is the biggest exporter of dirty coal to Asia? Correct me if I'm wrong, but coal contributes more to global warming when it burns. Sorry but you and your buddy Horgan are a bunch of hypocrites. Your forests could be better managed as well, so as to not promote fires. How much do you think these forest fires are contributing to pollution and global warming? Then, of course, there is all the raw sewage being dumped into the ocean. It isn't the oil we are shipping to BC that is contributing to Global warming, it is you, Mike, driving your vehicles and heating your home. When the oil is being used is when it emits Carbon dioxide, not when it is being shipped. Sorry Mike, but you are just an ill-informed hypocrite.
Mike appears to be your standard B.C. dope smoker. Narrow minded and prone to believe in scams. World crude oil demand has increased for 9 straight years and is close to 100 million barrels a day. Stopping Alberta (or Canada) from selling crude internationally will not suddenly cool the planet. What planet are you on Mike?
saint09: It won't? That's not what the NDP told me.