Mar. 31, 2022

Canada's plan for a 40-per-cent cut in carbon emissions by 2030

The federal government has pledged to dramatically curb emissions in oil and gas and transportation sectors to reach 2030 targets. Like most of this government’s half-vast plans, there is no accountability built-in.

The carbon reduction plan is not a Canadian initiative. It is a United Nations International Panel on Climate Change plan that has never been seriously questioned. Our economy is being driven by an unelected and unaccountable group of foreign bureaucrats.

Consider that for a moment. The plan was drafted by people who pay no penalty when their computer models are finally revealed to be a breathtaking exercise in junk science and their predictions no better. Even if their theories don’t have any effect on climate, they shrug and walk away unscathed. 

There is no mechanism for tracking the actual costs of this program. We have a right to know how much money is spent and who the recipients are.

There is no mechanism to track the effects of this program on our cost of living. It is wonderful to aim for sharp increases in electric vehicles, but what is the impact on new and used vehicle prices? A large number of Canadians cannot afford a shiny new electrical car.

Another large group of us cannot find an electric vehicle that can haul our goods, trailers, tools and supplies.

We don’t have the electrical infrastructure to charge massive numbers of electric vehicles. Charging electric vehicles with electricity generated by petroleum or coal-fired generating stations is not a zero-emission proposition.  

From the article:
“ The second-largest source of emissions is the transportation sector. According to data from the most recent National Inventory Report, emissions from transportation were 186 megatonnes in 2018, accounting for 25 per cent of total emissions in Canada. The government wants to see that drop to 143 megatonnes by 2030.
     To achieve that goal, the government is proposing more aggressive action to get more people into ZEVs — zero-emissions vehicles that do not emit exhaust gas or other pollutants.
     The government says it will spend $1.7 billion to extend existing incentives that offer credits to people who buy zero-emissions cars and trucks. The coming federal budget will “provide additional detail on the program’s design,” the report said.”
 
It takes more refined natural resources, some of which are in short supply, to build an electric car than to build a traditional vehicle. Components for electric cars don’t jump out of the ground and onto a showroom floor. 

We have suffered three decades of UN-IPCC predictions of doom if we do not sharply reduce carbon dioxide emissions. So far, all the IPCC predictions have tanked. None of their forecasts have been close to accurate.

We have a health care crisis on our hands and no plan to address repairs and restructure.

We have run-away inflation and no plan to counter its effects on our standard of living.

We are governed by fools who cannot resist shiny trinkets, no matter how useless they are. If they can scare us into acceptance, so much the better.

Our Parliament is driven by ideological idiots, devoid of practical common sense and unwilling to act in the best interests of the people they serve.

Leave science fiction writing to authors who at least know enough to make their stories believable.

For the original report, by CBC, see HERE.