Nov. 3, 2021

Wasting money on the COP26 gabfest is not justifiable

An informed public is the best and only defence of democracy. You views and your votes make a difference.

My observations are intended to help understand what is happening behind the scenes as opposed to self-serving pablum political parties and the media serve us. You are free to disagree, but you will be casting a better informed vote. 

Canada will impose a hard cap on emissions from the oil and gas sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.     

If there was a climate change emergency or global warming crisis first-world leaders would be meeting by video conference daily. Claims that life on earth is doomed are not something to spend two weeks discussing every other year with inconclusive results. COP26 says it all. Twenty-five previous meetings have had minimal effect.  
This stage show is a presentation by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is 65 per cent represented by undemocratic nations and socialist dictatorships with one objective; to guilt first-world nations into providing money to improve their lot. Government leaders will live well with foreign aid; the people they rule will not.
The IPCC is irrelevant in 2021. While they puff about the fictitious effects of man-made carbon on our climate, our climate has dramatically changed due to factors the IPCC refuses to consider. Our climathas changed, not will change. There is no evidence that efforts to hold global warming to a minimum will accomplish anything.
If western COP26 delegates looked around, they would discover that climate patterns have shifted. Some latitudes have cooled while others have warmed. Ocean currents are changing direction and intensity. None of this is discussed at COP26. It is all carbon all the time, as it has been for the past three decades.
Our climate has changed profoundly due to factors the IPCC (and COP26 delegates) refuse to acknowledge. Without the shift, we could not grow the crops or get the yields we now do in our northern hemisphere.

The latitude shifts in cooling and warming don’t show in average temperatures. They appear to be stable while regions within continents are changing. IPCC measurement methods don’t work. 

We have to pivot and work on climate change mitigation:

  • Rejuvenation of wetlands;
  • Building levees and dams to reduce flooding;
  • Fireproofing settlements;
  • Cutting two-mile broad township lines through forests to improve firefighting abilities;
  • Installing wildfire-fighting equipment sites at strategic locations
  • Engaging in forest management practices;
  • Building strategic reservoirs to offset dry seasons; and
  • Adapting building codes to storm-proof areas prone to cyclones and windstorms.

Trudeau is not adept at considering the downstream effects of his world stage commitments. You will find this interesting:

Imports of crude oil decreased by 20% in 2020, from 693 thousand barrels per day (Mb/d) in 2019 to 555 Mb/d. The United States (US) continues to be the largest source of Canada’s imported crude oil. In 2020, 77% of Canada’s oil imports came from the US compared to 72% in 2019. An increasing proportion of Canada’s imported oil is coming from the US relative to the rest of the world, and in 2020 the only non-U.S. imports were in Atlantic Canada.
Canada is a net exporter of crude oil, meaning it exports more than it imports each year.

While Canada produces more oil than required to meet its domestic refining needs, some refineries import crude oil for a variety of reasons, such as lack of pipeline access to domestic supplies, specific feedstock requirements for their refinery, or for economic reasons. In 2020, while Canada’s oil exports were about 6.5 times higher than imports, approximately 40% of Canada’s refinery needs were met by imports.

Oil usage in 2020 was down due to lockdowns.

We pay the world price for U.S. imports and get a fraction for our exports. We should be refining to meet our needs and exporting heavily. Having the U.S.A. beg Saudi Arabia and Russia to increase oil production to keep prices stable is jaw-dropping. We will not rebuild our economy without extensive use of gasoline and diesel oil anytime during this century.

We are in for an energy crunch Trudeau is oblivious to. He has no mandate to lead the world. Trudeau is on a taxpayer-funded ego trip that will do us more harm than good. We must withdraw from the IPCC and focus on domestic issues.

When we have the oil patch meeting our domestic needs, are exporting to nations that need oil, our economy is back in full operation, unemployment back to low numbers, our budget is balanced, and we are well down the road to indigenous reconciliation, we can consider going back to the world stage. Then we will have something to offer. 

Wasting money on the COP26 gabfest is not justifiable. Our government must focus on pressing domestic issues. That is what they were elected for. They must be reminded as often as it takes. They swear to serve Canada, not the United Nations or any other foreign entity.