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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

 

I'm offended!

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20 hours ago, boestar said:

yes we are living in Greta's wet dream

 

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1 hour ago, Wolfhunter said:

They seem to enjoy throwing used ones all over the parking lot too.

There are some pretty disgusting humans on this planet.

Yesterday, while out for my first bike ride of the year, I stopped in to a Tim’s drive through to grab a coffee. I went to an unused picnic table to soak up some sun. Behind me was an elderly gentleman picking up garbage in the Tim’s lot . Eventually a conversation ensued ( at a safe distance of course). 


He said he and his wife live in the area and were upset at people discarding USED plastic GLOVES and MASKS out their car windows in the Tim’s lot.
 

So they made a deal with the owners to clean up the lot in return for 10 cans of Hot Chocolate milk mix for the local food bank.

There still are some people of conscience and common sense left. Let’s hope it becomes infectious.

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“ We must support our truck drivers

In these challenging times, we all count our blessings. We place a greater emphasis on our health, our families and our security. We are grateful for the basics of food, shelter and essential health supplies.

That’s why each and every one of us owes a big thank you to Ontario’s truck drivers. Whether delivering food, medicine, fuel or other essential supplies, the trucking industry plays a vital role in our economy and in the well-being of the people of Ontario. As Minister of Transportation, and as a mom, wife and daughter, I would like to thank commercial carriers and truck drivers for everything that they’ve done over the past few weeks to keep goods moving during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have needed you and you’ve been there.

Just as they are supporting us, we must do everything we can to support them.

As a government, we are providing more safe places for truck drivers to stop and rest across the province by opening 37 additional seasonal rest stops early and providing parking at 32 Truck Inspection Stations. We are also keeping all 23 ONroute travel plazas open for takeout, grab-and-go, and drive-through services and washrooms with enhanced cleaning.

Sadly, I am hearing too many stories from drivers who say they are being turned away from private businesses just because they are truckers. I know that people are motivated by protecting themselves, their workers and their families. But we would all be experiencing far worse if not for our trucking community. I spoke to a truck driver recently who has experienced this unacceptable treatment and she said that she has considered stepping away from the trucking industry during this time. None of us can afford for that to happen.

I n the meantime, our government is taking some additional steps to support the trucking industry and ensure that they can continue to provide all of us with the supplies we need during this challenging time.

We have extended the validation period of driver’s licences, Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration certificates and other products that expired on or after March 1, 2020. This gives drivers one less thing to worry about so that they can keep goods moving. We are helping keep grocery and pharmacy shelves stocked by allowing the 24-hour delivery of goods without the restrictions of municipal noise by-laws.

Our government is doing our part to support the industry and help keep goods moving — but we also need Ontarians to step up and do theirs. We are calling on business owners to support truck drivers when they are stopping to rest, get gas or use washrooms. Please help make sure drivers have access to the services and facilities they need so they can keep doing their jobs safely.”

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/mulroney-we-must-support-our-truck-drivers

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