It has really been annoying me. Instead of spending money cleaning up its act, this so-called Pathways Alliance of tar sands exploiters is spending large amounts of money telling us how great it is going to be when, and if, they ever get to zero emissions. I always assumed that the tar sands people were lying but there is no way I can prove it. It is not like the Ontario government’s self aggrandizing advertising telling us that all is super fine at Ontario hospitals and how great it is. We know that the conservatives at Queen’s Park lie about everything.
But we are a long way from the tar sands operations in Alberta. Only logic tells us that it costs a lot to capture, transmit and store carbon. We can also figure out that for every kilogram of carbon captured there would be more carbon created. Why else would those charlatans keep asking government for funds and tax credits for their effort and thoughtfulness?
If the United Nations thinks our former environment minister, Catherine Mckenna, should chair the United Nations Net-Zero Expert Group, then maybe we should listen to her. She is quoted in the Toronto Star as saying: “If you put your hand up and claim you’re a climate leader, there is a price of admission—you need to do the work.”
The good news is that Greenpeace Canada has filed a complaint with Canada’s Competition Bureau. Of course, in a case such as this, it will be the many, many lawyers who will benefit and the rest of us will continue to watch the extremes of climate change and the dying prospect of long-time life on this earth.
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