Faux friends forfend truth

Canada is now a global pariah regarding environmental and climate sustainability.

To the Editor,

Re: B.C., Alberta resolve pipeline cash question (www.albernivalleynews.com, Nov. 6).

Apparently Ms. Clark and Ms. Redford have patched up their faux uneasy relationship.

It was always clear that the initial tough stance Clark took with her “five conditions” was simply a get-elected ruse for we B.C. lemming voters and that deals for pipelines, tar sands, etc. would resurface as soon as it was politically prudent.

Meanwhile, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports “record breaking heat-trapping gases (GHG’s) from human activities reached record highs in 2012 and have upset the natural balance of our atmosphere and are a major contribution to climate change. This spells devastating consequences for the future of the planet and time is not on our side.”

Similarly, the New York Times reports that the next installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report of the global scientific consensus on global warming and climate change is both alarming and devastating.

Canada is now the premiere global pariah regarding environmental and climate sustainability.  Clark and Redford are fighting it out as to who will be the gold medal flag bearer that will lead us over the cliff for a few shekels of gold. P.M. Harper is cheering them on.

Jordan Ellis,

Nanaimo

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