For the second time in as many weeks, Prime Minister Trudeau is overseas and on this trip is scheduled to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace before attending a Malta Commonwealth conference, and the UN Climate Change summit in Paris.
The trip follows this week’s meeting with 11 Premiers and Territorial Leaders which allegedly ended with unanimous support to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and an agreement to sit down in three months to work out details on a plan to hopefully rebrand Canada’s climate change image on the world stage.
However, our Premier believes the Country doesn’t deserve the black eye it’s been getting on environmental issues, and feels the global oil sands focus has overshadowed the work the provinces have been doing to fight climate change.
Christy Clark says other countries attending the Paris summit might be a bit surprised to learn what Canada has been doing for the last few years, and she points to BC’s carbon tax as one example — calling it the best in the world.
Meantime, BC Senator Nancy Green Raine is among those concerned the zeal some politicians have to be seen to be protecting the world risks bending our economy out of shape, and could lead to summit promises which will have unnecessary and negative economic impact.
The President of the Science and Environmental Policy Project physicist S. Fred Singer is inclined to agree with the Senator, arguing because of natural influences, climate has been constantly changing — warming and cooling — for millions of years, and adding there’s no reason to believe these natural factors have suddenly stopped working, or will in the future.
Led by two American based groups, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the Heartland Institute, Dr. Singer is one of several world renowned ‘climate realists’ who will be part of a contingent at the UN summit in Paris.
The global press is calling Cop-21 the last chance to convince the world’s governments to ‘solve’ the global warming crisis, but the opposition group will present globally accepted scientific data to try and prove there’s no human-caused global warming crisis to solve.