Reducing Carbon “Pollution” – A Modest Proposal

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 with out 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
1 Philippines 50,846 18.70% 1.1 55,931 788,113 732,182
2 India 39,530 14.50% 1.9 75,107 612,715 537,608
3 People’s
Republic of China
19,532 7.20% 7.7 150,396 302,746 152,350
4 Iran 11,669 4.30% 8 93,352 180,870 87,518
5 Pakistan 11,329 4.20% 0.9 10,196 175,600 165,403
6 Syria 9,853 3.60% 1.6 WB 2014 15,765 302,746 286,981
7 United
States of America
7,522 3.00% 16.1 121,104 116,591 -4,513
8 France 5,807 2.00% 4.6 WB 2014 26,712 90,009 63,296
9 United
Kingdom and Colonies
5,451 2.00% 6.5 WB 2014 35,432 84,491 49,059
10 Nigeria 4,133 2.00% 0.5 2,067 64,062 61,995
165,672 Canadian Emissions 15.5 586,061 2,717,941 2,131,879

 

Can’t wait for Minister McKenna to announce the cessation of immigration from all countries with per capita carbon emissions less than Canada’s.

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3 thoughts on “Reducing Carbon “Pollution” – A Modest Proposal

  1. Dwayne says:

    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.

  2. Jay, you have the hammer of logic in your hand. Strike hard and often.

  3. barn E. rubble says:

    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 . . .

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