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Man-made climate change - we're doomed!

praktik

TRIBE Member
Bet there's a rationale for it! In other news carbon has apparently reached some sort of threshold in the atmosphere. Glad the carbon tax is going to solve that problem.
It doesn't have to solve it, just contribute to less carbon than we otherwise would have used which in turn reduces the future potential $$ and life cost.

There are all kinds of scenarios where climate change is still horrible even with a carbon tax, just less horrible than it otherwise would be

The scenarios with largest potential future risk/highest cost damage are those with no carbon tax at all
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Bet there's a rationale for it! In other news carbon has apparently reached some sort of threshold in the atmosphere. Glad the carbon tax is going to solve that problem.
You'd know, always Stanning for the blue crew seems to give you all sorts of theories on why Scheer's sayd do the things they do. So, what do you think?
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
Except when they reach around and give you a handy... Transit pass, right Mr Closet Socialist?
Who exactly is giving the handy?

There used to be the Public Transit Tax Credit to encourage public transit use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions... and this was deleted by the same team that is implementing the carbon tax scheme. Don't you think this "handy" would have been useful to... meet the goal of addressing man-made climate change? Is that too much "socialist" for you?
 
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Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Who exactly is giving the handy?

There used to be the Public Transit Tax Credit to encourage public transit use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions... and this was deleted by the same team that is implementing the carbon tax scheme. Don't you think this "handy" would have been useful to... meet the goal of addressing man-made climate change? Is that too much "socialist" for you?
It's pretty clear you're always being handily screwed by all three teams, no?
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Big corporate shift on climate change


Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios


Corporate America is calling on Congress to pass big climate policy in the most aggressive and united way since 2009, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" energy column.

  • Companies across the economy, including big oil producers, are beginning to lobby Washington to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.
  • A new coalition called CEO Climate Dialogue launched last week.
  • Executives from 75+ companies will be on Capitol Hill this week to lobby.
The intrigue: This is happening against a tumultuous background that may not welcome such a shift.

  • On one side, President Trump outright dismisses climate change.
  • On the other, a loud chorus of environmentalists and progressive leaders is led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Where it stands: Three separate but similar corporate-led campaigns are calling for an explicit price on carbon emissions.

  • Three big energy companies — Shell, BP and EDF Renewables — have each newly committed $1 million over two years to a lobbying group, called Americans for Carbon Dividends. That group wants Congress to pass policy putting a tax (backers call it a fee) on carbon and returning the money raised to consumers. It already has funding from numerous other big companies, including ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.
  • The nonprofit Ceres, which works on sustainable investments, is organizing a lobbying push this week with more than 75 companies, including BP, Microsoft and Tesla.
Be smart: This is driven by investor and legal pressure, falling prices for renewable energy, new bounties of cleaner-burning natural gas and growing public concern about a warming planet.

  • The fervor around the Green New Deal has accelerated this shift among businesses, which worry about the far reach of that progressive proposal.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Chrétien is floating the idea of cancelling Meng Wanzhou’s extradition proceedings


Sources say the former Liberal prime minister has discussed a proposal that would see the Justice Minister use his legal authority to stop the U.S. extradition as a way to help free two Canadians jailed in China. (for subscribers)


Chrétien, who last week offered to serve as Canada’s special envoy to assist with the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, has talked with business executives about the plan that was first raised by a University of British Columbia professor.


China has said that Meng, the CFO of Huawei, would need to be returned home if Canada wants to unfreeze diplomatic relations.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to ask forU.S. President Donald Trump’s help in putting pressure on China to free Kovrig and Spavor. The two leaders will meet at the White House next week, ahead of the G20 summit in Japan where Trudeau is hoping to sit down with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
The Chinese have their ghost cities for their elite's, what did Harper and Chretien ever do to prepare us for this situation? Or Trudeau?
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
Just because you haven't heard about it doesn't mean it hasn't been prepared for... and what are the chances you think any preparation would be for us?
 
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