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Mitch Cronin

Sorry Albertans, stuff your fossil fuel

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"Reliable electricity — provided by fossil fuels and nuclear power, which the same people who oppose fossil fuels typically campaign against as well — is the reason we can create and preserve vaccines, manufacture and transport surgical masks, respirators, surgical gloves, syringes, MRIs, CT scans and computers to where they are needed, and mass produce pharmaceuticals"

For anyone who has ever advocated ending “the age of oil” — and for that matter ending the age of fossil fuels — you should be happy now.

You’re getting exactly what you wanted.

Because COVID-19 is giving us a bird’s-eye view of what the world would be like without them.

Industrial greenhouse gas emissions are plummeting as industries, fuelled by fossil fuels, are shutting down and laying off workers — a prelude to a looming recession.

The airline and tourism industries — major contributors to global emissions — are being eviscerated.

Canada’s oil sector, which has been hit by the double whammy of COVID-19 and collapsing oil prices due to a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, is on its knees.

For the most radical elements within the “green movement,” who are forever proclaiming their love of “humanity” while advocating policies that would harm and kill people, COVID-19, fits their agenda as well.

Except that COVID-19 is an equal opportunity killer, as apt to strike down those who believe the world needs fewer of us to save humanity — except for themselves — as anyone else.

As for those who advocate shutting down Alberta’s oilsands while cavalierly telling the people who depend on it for their livelihood to “learn to cope,” how does it feel when we’re all Albertans now?

Call it an example of being careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

 

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-fossil-fuel-energy-helps-us-fight-covid-19?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3k_nsaTgncHjYweydBv29fFXFz7lMWXe-un--a5a0YnKidaPclJThYREI#Echobox=1585090080

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It seems we are on track for meeting Paris Accord targets now, all we need to do is maintain the status quo.

We could put the Paris Accord to a plebiscite and behold the triumph of reality over agenda.... and in the process, speak its name no more.

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yes we are living in Greta's wet dream

 

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19 hours ago, boestar said:

yes we are living in Greta's wet dream

 

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20 hours ago, boestar said:

yes we are living in Greta's wet dream

 

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