Canada’s image lies in tatters

Wow! It is weird reading a negative story about Canada in a British newspaper. The Guardian doesn’t hold any punches in its story about climate change: Canada’s image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling.

Consider that “Canada was meant to have cut emissions by 6% between 1990 and 2012. Instead they have already risen by 26%.” As a Canadian, I usually think of the US or China as being the worst offenders when it comes climate change.

If you’ve ever looked at Edward Burtynsky’s photos of the tar sands you’ll agree with The Guardian:

The tar sands, most of which occur in Alberta, are being extracted by the biggest opencast mining operation on earth. An area the size of England, comprising pristine forests and marshes, will be be dug up - unless the Canadians can stop this madness. Already it looks like a scene from the end of the world: the strip-miners are creating a churned black hell on an unimaginable scale.

I’m still in shock after listening to a radio show that claimed global warming was a deception, a series of lies! What? The hosts sounded like a bunch of simpletons that didn’t know any better but I had to wonder how many listeners they had that agreed with them. Amazing.

Posted in News at 10:23 PM