Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore doesn’t like Canada’s new green plan:
Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, now one of the world’s most famous climate-change activists, has called the federal government’s new green plan "a fraud."
Gore criticized the plan while in Toronto on Saturday to attend the Green Living Show and screen his documentary on the environment, An Inconvenient Truth.
David Suzuki isn’t pleased either:
"It’s a disappointment, John," Suzuki said as he beat a path to the minister.
"You know what you promised was a long way from what you delivered."
Baird countered that "this is more action than any government in Canadian history has ever taken."
But Suzuki was not impressed, saying that it’s not enough.
For these folks, nothing less than complete capitulation to their demands is enough.Of course neither Mr. Gore nor Mr. Suzuki plan to limit their emissions at all – they are far too important for that. They just buy carbon offsets to make up for it. In Mr. Gore’s case, he actually buys they from himself.
But let a government do any less than these gentlemen demand and their plan is labelled a fraud, regardless of the fact that it actually may reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Isn’t some reduction better than none at all?Given that the previous government did nothing at all given years of chances, at least this provides some progress without destroying the economy.
Apparently though, Canada is letting the world down:
Gore said the rest of the world looks to Canada for moral leadership, and that’s why news of the plan was so "shocking."
Hmmm. The Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, never planned to meet Kyoto deadlines for reducing emissions, and picked the 6% reduction number just to look better that the United States, even though he knew it likely couldn’t be met.
That doesn’t sound like moral leadership to me.
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