May 15, 2013

Canadians’ hypocrisy on climate change

Filed under: Cancon, Environment, Politics — Tags: , , , — Nicholas @ 00:01

Stephen Gordon fired off a tweetstorm yesterday:


  1. Unfortunately for people like Mr. Gordon most Canadians don’t believe in anthropogenic global warming. The earth has been warming since the end of the last ice age and will continue to do so till the start of the next one. What caused sea levels to rise in the pre-industrial middle ages or in Roman times?

    Comment by Bill — May 15, 2013 @ 09:04

  2. I’m on record as being against the sort of massive authoritarian re-organization of our lives that most climate change activists demand, even if their models and the real world they attempt to simulate were much closer than they are. The models they depend on are clearly not tracking well against the actual climate over the last decade and more, so government intervention in all our economic affairs to “fight” climate change cannot be justified.

    That being said, Mr. Gordon isn’t wrong about the phenomena of Canadians being in favour of certain policies as long as they don’t in any measurable way impact the daily lives of those same Canadians. That’s true of just about any nation, but particularly true about smug, self-righteous Canadians (think of the demographics of the Toronto Star or Globe and Mail readership).

    Comment by Nicholas — May 15, 2013 @ 09:15

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