Thank you Lorrie Goldstein for detailing the hypocrisy and bias of opposition politicians and green activists (and media I might add) with regards to citizen input – Pure Green Hypocrisy.
Lorrie notes that the furor of outrage over the federal plan to reduce the Northern Gateway review process to one year from six or seven is strangely lacking from those same activists when it comes to Dalton McGuinty’s autocratic manner of ramming wind-turbines down our collective throats:
…Following the election, after indicating he would listen to rural communities, McGuinty made token concessions, but kept the issue squarely under provincial control.
Through all this, the people now protesting Harper’s proposals were silent because of their ideological approval of “green” energy no matter what its flaws (expensive, unreliable, ineffective and potentially damaging to health and the environment).
In reality, no form of energy generation is without potential health and environmental downsides whether fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydro or so-called “green” energy.
For those now ranting against Harper’s proposals, their silence about what McGuinty did, speaks volumes about green hypocrisy.
Another glaring example of hypocrisy is the current uproar over the F-35 procurement process compared to the McGuinty ORNGE scandal. I would venture to say that the latter is far more serious but we don’t see anyone calling for Dalton McGuinty to resign, do we?
The fact is that left-wing media and pols will seize upon anything to excoriate their opponents, but turn a blind eye to the sins of their own kind.
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Sustainable scrap heap – Peter Foster, Financial Post. A must-read.
…Sustainable development is a mushy concept rooted in the belief that markets are unsustainable, the climate is in crisis, and that Global Salvation requires vast cabals of bureaucrats, NGOs, consultants and corporations to hatch top-down solutions. Since market prices are “all wrong,” the way to a more modest anti-materialist, carbon-constrained future is through globally co-ordinated taxation and the promotion of energy alternatives. The problem is that both the science of catastrophic man-made climate change and green industrial strategy have come off the rails…
And this is scary: Global warming issue ‘on par with slavery’ – The Independent:
Dealing with climate change is a moral issue on a par with ending slavery, the world’s most celebrated climate scientist, James Hansen, of Nasa, believes.
Dr Hansen, who heads Nasa’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, will be making the slavery comparison in his acceptance speech for the Edinburgh Medal next Tuesday, when he will also be calling for a global tax on all carbon emissions. Nothing less will do, he will argue, so urgent is the challenge which climate change presents for future generations…