Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16 year old high school student fresh off her speech at the UN has been touring Canada preaching her message of climate alarmism to massive crowds of mostly teens. Of course, these students have been indoctrinated in this climate fraud in school. She has become the Pied Piper of climate change leading her children followers with her simple tune.
I tried to find out what solutions she proposes we adopt to achieve her goal of saving the human race and it boils down to 4 simple steps.
- Fly less or not at all
- Go vegan (Note: She did not suggest we kill all the cows. Just stop eating them.)
- Join at activist group.
If she and her fellow true believers blame CO2, I don’t see how her plan does much to stop climate change. On the other hand I doubt either she or her followers in Canada have given a lot of serious thought to the realities of Canada. First of all, Canada only produces 1.6% of the world’s CO2. Secondly, Canada may already be carbon neutral. Half of Canada is covered by forest or nearly 1 million square miles. Surely, Greta and her teen admirers know that trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Then again, maybe not.
This reality has not stopped the NDP and Green Party of BC from dictating drastic policies to reduce CO2. They want the following:
- By 2030 all new cars will be electric.
- By 2040 all internal combustion cars will be replaced by electric.
- By 2030 all mass transit vehicles will be electric and also all new buildings will be zero emissions, they too will be electric. No mention is made of farm equipment or long haul trucks or trains. Also, no mention of where all this electricity is going to come from. No coal or gas electrical generation and god forbid no nuclear either. That pretty much leaves wind, hydro and solar so that we can charge all those electric vehicles and heat and air condition the buildings.
The media, the politicians and the schools have convinced the vast majority of the population that we need to get rid of CO2.
So I say let’s do! Screw Alberta and Saskatchewan . Shut down all oil and gas production and with that you don’t need pipelines anymore. Too bad that the pipeline provides all the avgas for the Vancouver airport. That means few planes carrying tourists will be flying into VGH. Say goodbye to tourism and all those jobs. Businesses would abandon BC like ducks heading south after a heavy freeze. With the inevitable tanking of the economy all those sanctimonious young folks clamoring for action on climate change would find it impossible to find a job. Not everyone can work for the government. Besides, the government would be short of funds with lack of business and payroll taxes, not to mention gas taxes.
I think the Greta acolytes might then agree that this virtue signaling to be too expensive.