Environmentalist David Suzuki wonders whether the crisis of climate change can be addressed through the markets and cap-and-trade, which “also embodies the polluter pays principle.” The post David Suzuki: Will cap-and-trade slow climate change? appeare… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Will cap-and-trade slow climate change?
About to grasp the McQuaig nettle?
One of the NDP’s prize candidates has opened a can of worms that Mulcair wishes was not opened.
Here’s one report on what Mulcair said, trying to douse the flames (note the part I have bolded and reddened):
He pledged that an NDP government would bring in . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Linda McQuaig’s nettle gift to Tom Mulcair
Last week, Pope Francis released his encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. The document speaks out strongly against environmental degradation in all forms and even calls for climate justice between the global North and South. My first guest is Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, staff writer at The New Republic who writes frequently on . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Podcast: Laudato Si and carbon trading
Last week, Pope Francis released his encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. The document speaks out strongly against environmental degradation in all forms and even calls for climate justice between the global North and South. My first guest is Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, staff writer at The New Republic who writes frequently on the . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski » Political Eh-conomy: Podcast: Laudato Si and carbon trading
Here, on Brad Wall’s appalling admission that the Saskatchewan Party’s plan for a low-carbon economy is to move into Ontario’s basement rather than pursuing sustainable development in Saskatchewan.
For further reading…– Wall’s comments and other provincial positions in the lead up to this week’s premiers’ meeting can be found here. – Geoffrey Vendeville reported on . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
Ontario is launching a cap and trade carbon program that matches with the existing programs in Quebec and California. This is a good thing for adoption of carbon-conscious economics even if the system isn’t perfect. The program is being praised by Greenpeace and other environmental NGOs.
And this program is happening despite the obvious incompetence . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Ontario Joins California and Quebec’s Cap and Trade Program
Truthfully, I don’t know the answer to that question, although some might say that any action is better than none on the climate-change file. In any event, a Star reader offers his thoughts on the matter:
Provinces can lead the way on global warming, April 7 The fact that the Ontario government’s decision to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Is A Carbon Tax More Effective Than Cap And Trade?
The Globe and Mail just broke the story on what will likely be the defining component of Kathleen Wynne’s legacy: The Ontario Liberals are introducing a big cap and trade plan. Details are sparse as yet, but it looks like they will be joining the Quebec/California regime. This is huge news, especially given Ontario’s relative . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Ontario’s brave new cap and trade program
The Globe and Mail just broke the story on what will likely be the defining component of Kathleen Wynne’s legacy: The Ontario Liberals are introducing a big cap and trade plan. Details are sparse as yet, but it looks like they will be joining the … . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Ontario’s brave new cap and trade program
Climate change requires a steadfast and responsible approach from all nations to respond to increased carbon emissions.
Or you could douche it up.
That’s the Conservative strategy. Demonizing the “carbon tax” and calling “cap and trade” the equivalent to a “carbon tax” is neither responsible nor helpful.
Neither is an Environment Minister suggesting that environmental . . . → Read More: Leftist Jab: Absurd Talking Point of 2012: Carbon Tax!
Note: for non-Canadian readers (or, indeed for Canadian readers who don’t follow politics) Stephane Dion was the milquetoast who led the Liberal Party of Canada to its then-worst-ever federal election result in 2008. He ran on a campaign of a carbon tax shift (“The Green Shift“), for which the Conservative Party mocked and savaged him. We’ll […] . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Newsflash: Canadian PM’s American Idol supports Stephane Dion-esque carbon tax shift
This week has shown the level to which political discussion in Canada has fallen. The current government, under Stephen Harper, has once more shown that it is not concerned with discussing any matter in a cooperative way. Instead, the new Tories have resorted to their simplistic chest-thumping ways of communication, and have used slogans – . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Thomas Mulcair and Global Warming: Real discussion of real problems at last?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
If you’ve been watching Parliament in the past week or two you may have just heard mention of the phrase “carbon tax.” We’d be delighted if this meant that there was an intelligent debate going on in Parliament about how to address climate change, but unfortunately it’s only a . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Responsible fiscal leaders agree: we need a price on carbon
Stephen Harper, the one party leader who probably reads a chapter from George Lakoff’s magnificent work Don’t Think of an Elephant each night before he switches off the light, dragged an elephant into the House this week, and smiled contentedly as the man who wants his job kept flailing away at the elephant. What was . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Carbon Tax, Cap & Trade, Framing: When will Thomas Mulcair learn?
The gloves came off yesterday on Parliament’s first day back after its summer break, with Stephen Harper dealing the NDP what he evidently considers a fatal insult. Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, according to the synchronized taunts of the Prime Minister and his Conservative minions, wants nothing more than to impose upon our struggling economy . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: A Taxing Debate
Yes, it’s inevitable that Tom Mulcair will have to answer the Cons’ (however farcical) talking points about some nonexistent carbon tax. But there’s more to the story than the “big lie” currently being pointed out by Mulcair – and the best way to turn the issue back around on the Cons is to take them . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: The big lie and the bigger truth
In Part 1 of this series, we explored the overall environmental issues that are facing the U.S., mostly as a part of coordinated attacks by politicians in Washington. In the next few articles, we’ll take a look at what each candidate has said or done in regards to both environmental and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: Part 2 – Mitt Romney
This week, as the Heartland Institute commences its annual conference, the organization is clearly back on its heels. Funders, experts, and even some staff are bailing, reports The Guardian. Apparently pushed into defensive mode by Peter Gleick and his attempt to expose its funding, the Institute struck back with its ill-advised “you . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Will Climate Denial, Like, Ever End?