Even Canada is having a hard time dealing with the Kyoto accord.
Canada is having trouble with Kyoto because it procrastinated implementing real policy and now we have a bunch of Albertans running the country. (Your version of Texas, right down to the rodeos, oil, and general disdain toward the rest of the nation).
Canada CANT meet the obligation set by Kyoto not because the conservative minority government wishes to ignore Kyoto, its because YOU wont slow down on producing the pollution.
You must remember that your government is discussing a problem that YOU help create.
Oh, so its individual responsibility is it? That's very progressive of you.
Never mind forcing industry to curb emmissions, or implementing any kind of sound policy or strategy for reducing our consumption of oil over the next decades.
Its up to me to stop driving my car to work and take the bus instead! that'll solve everything!
Hey, here's an idea, I'll stop buying paper and wiping my arse and Irving will stop clear cutting the old-growth forest as well!
And my government isn't supposed to be DISCUSSING the problem. It's supposed to be honoring an international treaty that it signed in good faith almost ten years ago to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some shitty advertising campaign to reduce garbage (the infamous 1 ton challenge, which I am proud to say I accomplished - you should see my space age composting system!!!) isnt' the answer!
Bold moves, like expanding transit systems to make them worthwhile to use, mandatory composting and recycling (already done quite successfully in Nova Scotia), heavy enforcement of emmission controls in factories, this is what our government needs to do.
Take action! Lead by example! Raise the fucking bar!
Thursday, May 18, 2006