The United Nation’s favoured approach would require massive wealth transfers and be wildly unpopular.
Concentrations of two of the air pollutants of greatest concern have generally decreased across Canada since 2000.
Since taking office, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been very aggressive on the climate file. Attempting to remedy what she portrayed as a history of environmental negligence by her predecessors , the premier swiftly increased and expanded Alberta’s carbon tax, placed a hard cap on carbon dioxide emissions, set stiff targets for reducing methane emissions, declared an accelerated phase-out of coal power generation, and promised to replace much of that power with costlier wind or solar power generation.
Researchers have found that the cost of improving household efficiency is more than twice the value of the energy savings.
Obama’s joint announcement with China on GHG emissions an early Christmas present for environmental activists
Environmentalists received an early Christmas present on November 12, when President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping issued a “joint announcement” over the control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States and China.