OK, Greta, You Win.

    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.

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri – HP1EF9N1AIFX9

    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.
  • Vote.

    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.

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  1. Designated figureheads for many causes end up becoming swallowed up by their supporters. Time will tell what happens to Greta, but as a mother, I hope that she is able to live the most “normal” life possible. My stance on Climate Change differs from yours though. Our planet is undergoing environmental changes. There is too much evidence to refute that ice caps are melting and CO2 amounts have soared exponentially since 1950, and one would be hard-pressed to find data stating otherwise. Far too many scientists, from a variety of locations and with funding from different sources have concluded that rapid environmental changes are, indeed, happening. What is debatable is the cause behind the increase in emissions. How much of the rising CO2 can be directly attributed to human activity, vs., how much is due to naturally occuring events is debatable. Data has always been manipulated and used by politicians, corporations, groups, and even laymen, in order to bolster points of view. One of the quickest way to garner support is to instill fear in the public. I do not agree that we’re on the brink of our planet’s ability to support life; but, on the other hand, how many more humans do we really need? My own niece is pregnant with number 7… hers, and others, choices to copiously reproduce does put a strain on both societies, and, in turn, the environment. Also, people are unnecessarily wasteful. Do people even know how to darn clothes or make coffee at home anymore? I’m not naive enough to believe that wearing clothes longer or choosing to not use straws and disposable cups will offset CO2 emissions in China, or those produced by Aramco. I do believe that living more simply and not not freaking out about, “The Sky is Falling” movement, currently being promoted using a teenager from Sweden (or is it Norway), will reduce personal stress. If I’m wrong and Colorado becomes new beachfront, then whomever is left has my blessing to smugly say, “I told you so!” as my bloated corpse floats bast Denver.

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