People smarter than me and our politicians have reaffirmed what we already know — that we are on an imminent path to destruction from climate change. If your eyes and ears function you don’t need a scientist to tell you this.
What is troubling is we have provincial leaders in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick and Opposition leaders in Alberta and Ottawa who don’t have a clue.
This is not a new issue or a partisan issue.
The Conservatives have had over 50 years to formulate a viable plan so let’s hear what it is and let’s hear from their well-educated scientists within their parties.
In Alberta, it appears they are too busy posing for photo ops on pub night to address the most important issue of our time.
Ian Wishart, Calgary
Taking Care of Business -
What are we to make of the audit of the IPCC data that points out numerous errors that call into question the reliability of the data and its use in any modeling?
It is funny that all the global warming warriors and the greatest proponents of shutting the industry down are all former or current government workers who have no worries whatsoever about their future. They are guaranteed a hundred grand a year for life, fully indexed to inflation. Now for the rest of us who live in the real world, we don't want to see the last five to 10 years of our working career getting flushed down the toilet over left wing propaganda. It is all politics in Canada. Just read Betel's post. I get it, he hates anyone who is not associated with the government. For people like me, working full time for nothing and already raiding my RSP's, my response to the Betels of the world is go F*** yourself. You people don't even deserve a voice. You are looked after for life by me and the taxpayers.
Gary Poirier -
If just once the predictions even came close to reality it would be easier to commit, but when you CC globalists are always wrong.... Tell me what specific things will happen 1 year from now that would swing my opinion. Anyone can make doomsday predictions predicated “15 years from now”. Notice the Arctic is NOT ice free as per the learned scientists predictions from the past. You can’t and won’t produce any measurable real time independent benchmarks so we are done here....
Gary Poirier: Some of the predictions that climatologists (and scientists in many fields of study) have made in the past that have come to be: sea levels are rising, global temperatures have risen with the rise in GHG's in the atmosphere, the oceans are becoming more acidic, global hurricane/typhoon frequency and intensity has increased, the amount of continental glacial melt has increased from Greenland and Antarctica, the Arctic is warming far faster than equatorial zones, the jet streams are slowing because of smaller temperature differential between the polar regions and temperate regions, just as a slower river meanders the jet stream meanders increasingly causing unusual and slow moving storm systems, species are moving as the climate changes, the permafrost is receding northward releasing methane and CO2 as the thawed organic matter rots. All (and much more) have been predicted and observed, available for all to see. That good enough for you?
Betelgeuse1: And all have been going on for centuries.
This is the first major crisis for entire well being of our habitat (as well as the other millions of species' habitat) where we are facing, due to our own civilization, the need to change a fundamental way we do things and where there are significant vested interests that resists that needed change. The industrial revolution came about because there was no organized resistance to it. The introduction of the automobile and electricity did not have organized multinational entrenched vested interests to block their introduction. The digital revolution swept away a multitude of smaller industries, like typewriters, film cameras, telex and pagers etc.
Climate change (AGW) is forcing us to significantly reduce our usage of fossil fuels. The problem is there are international cartels and globally integrated infrastructures worth untold trillions of dollars that have made most people unable to imagine an alternative to fossil fuels. The status quo, as represented by most of the above commenters, as a result endlessly rant against anyone who presents the evidence that AGW is occurring. They have no counter evidence to support their view which in reality is simply evidence of their fear of change.
They go on about how the economy will be destroyed if we actively. Ask the people in the panhandle of Florida or the Carolinas how their economy's are doing? How many trillions will we spend trying to repair the damage done by climate change and accommodating the millions of people fleeing coastal flooding and their unliveable homelands?
It is like an addict being asked to quit their drug of choice. Read the above AGW deniers comments and it's similar to the ravings of an addict being asked to quit cold turkey, complete with the multitude of irrelevant reasons they can't and they certainly won't listen to the doctor that shows them the scientific evidence that they are killing themselves.
No amount of evidence contrary to their anti-AGW will ever change their mind. Ask them! They'll say nothing, the true sign of someone uninterested in truth just the preservation of their status quo.
Taking Care of Business -
I’m reposting this so if anyone is wondering what happened to Jack.
Great comeback there Jackey boy. I believe you need time to go back to the chicken little sources to acquire more BS for you to put up. What is that old saying about staying out of the kitchen, I think Jack just blinked. Usually he just stops responding when he’s unable to answer points, that had been his strategy all this week. It’s good Jack you recognize your own limitations. Thanks for coming out. It’s been a great deal of fun making fun of you once again.
Hey Senior researcher, to quote your previous comment "why all the hate?"
Jack is floundering today, more than normal as amazing as that may be.
Evidence that the planet is cooling because the NDP put in the carbpn tax???? Thought not, because Canada does not produce enough carbon to matter!!!
Enzo F -
Very sad on how many people are drinking the Kool-Aid with this global warming AKA climate change B.S. Watch the "Great Global Warming Swindle" and educate yourself... Remember fear sells and all the Carbon Tax is a money making fear tactic used by governments.
It will cost 122 trillion dollars to stop it. Why do we want to stop it? I have been working in the yard and I’ve just come in. I’m freezing, I’d be greatful for some global warming. It’s odd, for the last hundred or more years millions of people have been living in climates where average daytime summer temperatures are over 100’F and 60’F in winter, we have nothing to be alarmed about. Those folks are doing just fine while we freeze our butts off.
Well folks, according the IPCC, we only have 12 years left. The world is going to end in 2030. Start preparing now. It is all over. Chicken little has spoken.
Oh my, how is it that our ever changing planet is NOT supposed to change? And that stifling modern civilization to prop up 3rd world countries is the "right" response. Why shouldn't 3rd world areas have modern medicines, electricity, housing etc? And why should this part of the world not be able to enjoy the amenities available? None of this requires "the sky is falling " mentality. Since the beginning of time, man has evolved, created and moved forward building a future. Yes, the climate changes, but man has as well. It's time to stop manipulating young minds and prophetizing doom.
Are these the same scientists that told us Acid rain was going to ruin the world in the 70's? Or the experts that worried the world might end on NYE 2000? Just curious. If you're so smart how come you have the memory of a housefly?
People smarter than Ian know that science is never completely settled, that it isn’t proven science until the scientific method confirms a theory and the planet has gone thru many hotter periods as well as ice ages due to non AGW factors......Ian is an easy target due to a lack of baseline science knowledge and a conviction that media news provided by scientific illiterates can never be wrong.....poor sucker.
What caused the climate changes on planet earth, like to one that wiped out the dinosaurs, before man came to be?
Ian you need to stop drinking the green Koolaide and escape from the cult.
focus on the BIG picture...although it may be too late: 7 Billion sapiens on the planet....think about it.
I agree that we are on an imminent path to destruction....but due to the histrionics from climate change advocates. As dogdoc said, overpopulation is of far greater concern to the overall planet. I have no problem trying to reduce my consumption of fossil fuels but that is more to help preserve what we have and less about the climate.
The current carbon taxation schemes do not address the environment and many lefties leaders have admitted it really is only a wealth redistribution. The true environmental movement to ensure we protect our resources of air, water, and land has been hijacked by ideological zealots and self interest gurus. Rachel Carson is rolling in her grave.
Another socialist who gets all of his info from CBC and CTV news.
Black Knight -
Pure left wing BS.
Perhaps Jack will answer all the questions and scientific bodies who disagree with the sky is falling camp today, he has done very little of it so far this week. I look forward to once again humiliating him and his outrageous statements. Jack, oh Jack, where are you?
Taking Care of Business -
Conservatives actually listen to their constituents - unlike the left - and what they are telling them is that climate change is at the bottom of their list of concerns. There are plenty of scientists who disagree with the theory of man-made climate change but the left doesn't listen to anything that doesn't fit their narrative.
Petty BS. The imminent path to destruction and most importan issue of our time. The world doesn't need the drama or the end of the world is nigh. Taxing Canadians won't do a damn thing about AGW, it'll just provide another revenue stream for the government and allow big government zealots to socially engineer society in to what they want and believe.
Agreed. The writer has to expand his reading past the comics provided by the IPCC.