Climate Change Hypocrisy in Canada
I love Canada but do lament the present hypocrisy which prevails here in its governance.
It is said that we have a Climate Change Crisis and we need to address it immediately. Its people are even taxed in the name of this crisis.
YET the extraction of natural gas (by fracking) and oil by one of the dirtiest methods on this planet is encouraged. Its export to Countries who are environmentally irresponsible is strongly supported. One of the excuses given is that the profits from the export of these products will be used to offset the Climate Change Crisis! Go figure!
I live in a town which has declared a Climate Change Crisis and yet the local Council does nothing to discourage the development of a Liquid Natural Gas Export facility on its own doorstep.
Even the workers that will setting up this facility will NOT be local, contrary to what was hitherto promised.
An effective control of devastating Climate Change is hard in wealthy Democracies. The 'rich' control the power strings most of the time and the 'rich' want to keep their wealth. Any sacrifice essential for any real reversal of our world dilemma will be very difficult.
The survival genes imbedded during our evolution could, ironically, lead to our demise as a species. We might be the shortest lived in the history of life on this planet....Unless something drastic happens to help.