GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Arrogance of the Eco-Left...

In Ottawa, we have one of those horrible weekly free newspapers that is ridiculously left-wing. Last week, they ran a cover story on our favorite environmentalist - David Suzui...and here's a beautiful quote:
Plus, the scientific debate is over. Only paid-off, quack scientists and Neanderthal media types like Rex Murphy and Margaret Wente remain in climate change denial now, but they're being left behind in the swirling dust.
How arrogant can you get? There could be a terrfic debate, but one side just doesn't want it. Even among the scientists who accept man-made global warming, there is no consensus on what to do - some scientists say it is too late to do anything..and some like Bjorn Lomborg think we should focus on far more important issues like clean drinking water in Africa or on fighting AIDs in Africa.

8 Comments:

Blogger Brian in Calgary said...

Of course Suzuki doesn't want an actual debate. He has absolutely no academic or scientific credentials that would give any authority to his views, and he knows it. So he resorts to immature ranting and name calling, in addition to shamefully & emotionally evoking comparisons to racist Holocaust deniers.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Toronto Twink said...

I have no choice but to support the Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, and condemn the Harper government as a sell out to the big corporations.

To paraphrase her, Harper is very much like Neville Chamberlain and his sell out to Adolf Hitler.

Climate change denial is wrong and arrogantly stupid.

According to Decima Research, the Conservatives now stand at 30% support compared with the Liberals who have 31% support.

Harper's days are truly numbered.

I want that SOB out ASAP!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Toronto Twink said...

Here's todays editorial from the Toronto Sun:

May 01, 2007 04:30 AM
Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore clearly struck a nerve Saturday when he called Environment Minister John Baird's new green plan "a complete and total fraud" which is "designed to mislead the Canadian people." Gore made the comments at an environmental show in Toronto before presenting his award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

In a blistering response, Baird accused Gore of not reading the Conservative plan and attacked his credibility, saying it was difficult "to accept criticism from someone who preaches about climate change, but who never submitted the Kyoto Protocol to a vote in the United States Senate, who never did as much as Canada is now doing to fight climate change during eight years in office."

Noticeably, though, Baird failed to respond to Gore's condemnation of the Tories' reliance on intensity targets, which the former vice-president described as an expression developed by U.S. think-tanks with money from the oil industry and other big polluters.

The Conservatives' green plan hinges on these intensity targets, which require major polluters to lower the amount of greenhouse gases they generate in the production of a unit of output, such as a single barrel of oil, a kilowatt of electricity or a cubic metre of cement. Baird's green plan calls for a 26 per cent decline in intensity by 2015.

But that does not mean greenhouse gas emissions will fall by anywhere near 26 per cent. That is because any growth in total output will offset some of the decline in emissions per unit.

To see how that could happen, Canadians should look at what occurred from 1990 to 2004. For the economy as a whole, greenhouse gas intensity, as measured by the Ministry of the Environment as emissions per unit of gross domestic product, fell by 14 per cent. However, the economy grew at an annual average of 2.5 per cent, or a total of 41 per cent, over the same 14-year period. With intensity falling by 14 per cent and output rising by 41 per cent, overall emissions of greenhouse gases shot up 27 per cent.

If the economy were to grow at the same rate over the next eight years, Baird's 26 per cent drop in intensity would lead to a decline in overall emissions of just 4 per cent. That would still leave Canada about 33 per cent above the Kyoto target the country is supposed to reach over the next four years. From there it is very hard to imagine emissions would fall another 29 per cent in the following five years as envisioned in Baird's plan.

That is one of the principal reasons why Gore calls the Conservative green plan a fraud perpetrated on the Canadian people. Intense language to be sure. But it underscores the fact that Baird's intensity targets won't get Canada very far in the fight against climate change.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Bob in Ottawa said...

Poor Toronto Twink, folks are squeaking now that gas has slipped above $1 a litre, what'll they do when it hits $2.25?

Toronto Twink aside, which ghastly weekly paper are you referring to, Fred? The 'Centretown Buzz' comes to mind, but there are so many from which to choose . . . truly we are spoiled for choice!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Toronto Twink said...

CORRECTION...

...THE NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL THAT I GOT IT FROM WAS THE TORONTO STAR, not the Sun!!!!!

SORRY,

TT.

7:04 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

It was Express...the local left wing rag.....

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leftists/environmentalists are so filled with hatred they are unable to form rational arguments, that's why they can't stand debate.

It's the fact that they want absolute control over their neighbours that makes them a scary bunch.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toronto Star, no surprise there.

2:28 PM  

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