As pretty much everyone in the world knows by now, Pope Francis published an encyclical recently On Care for Our Common Home, which discusses all things environmental—climate change, of course, but also air pollution, water pollution, sustainable development, the precautionary principle…the list goes on through 184-pages.
A new report from the government of Canada, on Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2013, is making news. And as usual, the bad news leads.
Thomas Mulcair, federal NDP leader and Leader of the Opposition, has recently been berating Canadas environmental performance as he travels in the United States: In the U.S. people know how to read, he said. They know that Canada is the only country that has withdrawn from Kyoto. They know that the Conservatives cant possibly meet their Copenhagen targets [on greenhouse gas emissions] precisely because of the oilsands. They have to stop playing people for fools. In another presentation, Mr.