“Any reductions in Canadian emissions caused by the Trudeau tax grab will immediately be erased by China’s booming coal industry and its refusal to impose the kind of job-killing carbon tax schemes being sold by the Trudeau Liberals.
There will be no positive impact on the environment, but the effect on our pocketbook will be concrete and measurable.”
Groundhog Day for the virtue-signalling climate elites. Australia tried the “Carbon Tax”. It didn’t change the weather, simply shifted “emissions” (jobs) to China. Welcome to hell Canada 🇨🇦
Globe and Mail:
Canadian inflation spiked to its highest rate in more than two years in January, as new carbon taxes in Alberta and Ontario fuelled a surge in gasoline prices.
Statistics Canada reported that the consumer price index was up 2.1 per cent year over year in January, the fastest pace since October, 2014, and up sharply from 1.5 per cent in December. It said gasoline prices were up 20.6 per cent from a year earlier, the biggest increase since September, 2011. The increase reflected the introduction of a carbon tax in Alberta and a cap-and-trade carbon pricing system in Ontario, both of which came into effect on Jan. 1, as well as higher crude-oil prices, which lifted fuel costs nationwide.
Transportation costs rose 4.2% over the 12-month period ending in April, after increasing 4.6% in…
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“It’s why liberal thinkers have traditionally abhorred secret courts, secret surveillance and secret evidence, and in the past would have reflexively discouraged the news media from printing the unverified or unverifiable charges emanating from such secret sources. But because it’s Donald Trump, no one seems to care.”
“All of this is exacerbated by the constant stream of leaks and hints at mother lodes of evidence that are just around the corner. It’s quite literally driving the country crazy.”
By Andrew Bolt ~
Even the Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, who blames Fox News for the end of US civilisation, smells a rat:
What exactly is the FBI investigating? Why was it kept secret from other intelligence chiefs, if that’s what happened? That matters, if we’re trying to gauge what happened last week.
Is it a FARA (Foreign Agent Registration Act) case involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn or a lower-level knucklehead like Carter Page? …[I]t would be somewhat anticlimactic to find out that this was the alleged crime underlying our current white-hot constitutional crisis…
However, let’s say the FBI is actually investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian state. That’s the most serious possibility, and the one exciting so much public dread.
If it’s that, what’s at the heart of that case? Why can’t we be told what’s going on? Operational secrecy would be a believable…
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The taxpayer funded electric car green-dream is a climate obsessed virtue/signalling joke.
But, living in Asia, I am a MASSIVE fan of converting to electric auto.
BUT, this can only occur when the noble eco-cranks admit that the source energy can ONLY be derived from either Nuclear or Coal origins.
Smog sucks. Ramp up Nukes and power clean electric autos by all means.
By Paul Homewood
h/t Patsy Lacey
The Telegraph seem to be running puff pieces for electric cars nearly everyday now:
The cost of owning an electric car will fall to the same level as petrol-powered vehicles next year, according to bold new analysis from UBS which will send shockwaves through the automobile industry.
Experts from the investment bank’s “evidence lab” made the prediction after tearing apart one of the current generation of electric cars to examine the economics of electric vehicles (EVs).
They found that costs of producing EVs were far lower than previously thought but there is still great potential to make further savings, driving down the price of electric cars.
Needless to say, these conclusions arise from a theoretical study by UBS, who probably have a vested interest somewhere along the line in all of this.
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UPDATE on – Open-cut, heavy metal *mining* for toxic battery materials to provide an hours worth of energy to a small town when the wind stops blowing OR blows too fast…
Oh so green. 🙈
Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk has been threatening South Australia with a plan to scoop up at least $150 million of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster.
So no time like the present to reflect on just how ‘green’ is SA’s plan to squander mega-$millions on Musk’s mega-battery.
For the record, there is no grid-scale battery storage system operating anywhere in the world; and when we say ‘grid-scale’ we mean capable of storing hundreds of MWhs, rather than the 20-100 MWh being touted by Tesla.
Also for the record, batteries do not generate power they simply store it; the power put into them has to come from some generation source at a cost, they take time to charge and discharge as fast as their operators permit. Moreover, as every mobile phone owner knows, batteries have a limited lifespan…
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UPDATE on the *TAXPAYER* funded ABC’s legally bound charter for impartially via code 5. 4:
“Impartiality and diversity of perspectives”
By Andrew Bolt ~
After years of hearing only the alarmist view on the warmist ABC, a listener put in an FOI request.
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The document I seek is a list of links to articles related to “global-warming”, “climate-change”, “CO2” and “coral bleaching” that represent the sceptical view of those respective debates – as presented by the ABC on all its platforms.
I have listened, viewed and searched for years and I’ve not found any sceptical articles on the ABC’s platforms.
The ABC’s response:
I have taken reasonable steps to identify and locate all relevant documents. My search for these documents involved contacting the following relevant people, who in turn consulted with relevant managers and staff within their respective teams:
• Director News• Manager Editorial Policies, News.
I requested that searches be conducted of all hard and soft copy records for documents which fall…
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DOES Gloria share the same sentiments about her own addition (wanted or unwanted) to population growth, resulting in the supposed “Climate Change” crisis?
Perhaps she’s willing to sacrifice herself, first, for the betterment of Gaia?
Malthus would be proud.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem thinks coercing women to have children they don’t want is the fundamental cause of climate change.
People argue that climate change and other issues are also feminist issues. What do we lose by broadening the meaning of the term?
“Are you kidding me? Listen, what causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change. Even if the Vatican doesn’t tell us that. In addition to that, because women are the major agricultural workers in the world, and also the carriers of water and the feeders of families and…
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IN thirty years time, windmills and solar panels will stand as rusting icons of the folly of deep-green madness during an era of climate change insanity.
By Paul Homewood
Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power generation, according to a government report seen by Reuters.
The country is the world’s third-largest coal producer and the third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter. It depends on coal for about three-fifths of its energy needs and aims to double its output to 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020.
By 2047, however, coal’s share of India’s energy mix would shrink to 42-48 percent, from about 58 percent in 2015, the report, which has yet to be made public, showed.
“India would like to use its abundant coal reserves as it provides a cheap source of energy and ensures energy security as well,” the report said.
According to the Reuters report, the country is the world’s third-largest coal producer and the third-biggest greenhouse gas…
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