It is easy to make fun of the Liberals and Catherine McKenna’s remarkably ill thought-out price on carbon “pollution” but what might work better? Well, obviously nuclear, especially given the advances in small, safe reactors; but that is a ten year program at minimum and would cost a lot of money. How can we cut Canada’s carbon pollution by over 2 million tons this year and for years into the future?
Here is a rather crappy looking spreadsheet which will, no doubt, break my blog. No matter.
It lists Canada’s top ten source countries for immigration, their per capita carbon footprint and the effect of having these people become Canadians without 15.1 tonne per year per capita carbon footprint. You will probably have to scroll sideways to see the totals but, by brining in 165,000 extra people who, with the exception of our american friends, have lower carbon footprints than we do, we are adding 2.1 million tonnes of carbon a year to the load. Simply by closing the immigration door we would be saving that 2.1 million tonnes this year and for years afterwards.
|Rank||Country||Number||Percentage||Carbon emissions per capita||Total||As Canadians||Net Carbon Pollution|
Republic of China
States of America
Kingdom and Colonies
Can’t wait for Minister McKenna to announce the cessation of immigration from all countries with per capita carbon emissions less than Canada’s.
Canada’s contribution to global CO2 levels is less than 2%. We could all cease to exist and it would change nothing. In fact, I think that China would fill that 2% in without breaking a sweat. Of course, you have to believe that CO2 is a major factor in “climate change”, and you have to believe that lowering it will make a difference. I believe neither of those two fantasy situations.
I believe that the climate is changing, and that it is always changing. I don’t believe that humans have had an appreciable affect on the change, nor do I believe that we could do anything to change that negligible effect.
As I said before, it is a scam that was developed to transfer wealth through the UN from Western nations to those nations so chosen by the UN.
Jay, you have the hammer of logic in your hand. Strike hard and often.
RE: “Simply by closing the immigration door we would be saving that 2.1 million tonnes this year and for years afterwards.”
Not to mention saving those 165,000 Liberal votes in the next election and for elections afterwards . . .