Net-Zero may be the most ill-conceived national project Canada has ever pursued

Costs for Canadians will far outweigh any benefits to the planet

By Tristan Hopper, National Post, August 21, 2023

If everything goes according to the wishes of Canada’s net-zero planners, in just 27 years this country won’t emit a single stray molecule of carbon dioxide.

Canada burns an average 100 million litres of gasoline every single day; that’s about 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth. It burns another 49 million daily litres of diesel. The country has almost 25 million registered vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. … Read more

Net Zero plan isn’t just impossible, it’s absurd

Guilbeault’s attack on fossil-fuel-generated electricity will cost Canadians more for a lower standard of living and drag our federal finances further towards the abyss

By Adam Pankratz, Na­tional Post, August 22, 2023

Canada’s Minister of Environmental Magic, Steven Guilbeault, is at it again. His next trick, more daring than scaling even the tallest skyscraper, is to eliminate fossil fuels from Canada’s electrical grid by 2035. If rammed through, this latest government act of wand waving will cost Canadians more for a lower standard of living and drag our federal finances further towards the abyss. His plan is already encountering push back as it comes up against that which Minister Guilbeault hates most: reality.… Read more

Electric vehicles: ‘Biggest scam of modern times’

Disastrous road-trip experience with electric truck turns Winnipeger off EVs

By Bradford Betz, Fox News, Aug. 11, 2023

A Canadian man is calling electric vehicles the “biggest scam of modern times” after his frustrating experience with an electric truck

Dalbir Bala, who lives in the Winnipeg area, bought a Ford F-150 Lightning EV in January for $115,000 Canadian dollars (around $85,000 U.S. dollars), plus tax. Ford said the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the vehicle is $77,495 U.S. dollars.… Read more

Net Zero electricity policy: high costs and high risk for Canada

The regulations reflect a government willing to fracture national unity, violate the constitutional division of powers, damage the economy and increase the cost of living of the public it was elected to serve

By Joe Oliver, National Post, Aug. 15, 2023

In March 2022, from its green perch high above us mere mortals, the federal government arbitrarily mandated a virtually unachievable net-zero national electricity grid by 2035, which will undermine electricity’s reliability and affordability and cost $54-billion.

With last week’s release of draft Clean Electricity Regulations (CER), Steven Guilbeault, minister of environment and climate change, supported by Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of energy and natural resources, set a policy table groaning with threats and only a few inducements.… Read more

What does it cost to run an electric vehicle? A lot more than you’d think!

‘Going Green’ is much more damaging to the environment than meets the eye

As a retired electrical engineer, I can tell you that unless your house has a 250 amp service entry cable and main breaker you have no business installing a 60 amp residential car charger. Typical line feeds are 100 to 150 amp service. In the summer with 60 amp Air Conditioning (2.5 tons and up) you could not charge your car and run your AC at the same time. Little would be left for appliances and lighting. That is the part they don’t tell you.

Tesla said it best when they called its battery an Energy Storage System.… Read more

Hawaii fire was ‘human-caused,’ but not by anthropogenic ‘global warming’

State government more interested in stopping ‘climate change’ than dealing with immediate dangers

By Connor O’Keefe, Austrian Mises Institute, August 17, 2023

The most destructive natural disasters are never 100 percent natural. Human choices, land use, and government policies play a big role in how harmful hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, flash floods, and wildfires are to the affected communities.

And after catastrophes like the wildfire that destroyed much of the historic Hawaiian city of Lahaina on August 8, it’s worth taking stock of how much of the disaster was the result not of natural or accidental factors, but of policies and institutions that can be changed.… Read more

White House inadvertently tells the truth—we’re not facing a catastrophe from climate change

Today’s warming of 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2°F) has reduced GDP by less than 0.5%. That is trivial, considering real GDP has grown by more than 800% since 1950. And the same will be true of future warming.

By Steven E. Koonin, Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2023

Steven Koonin is a pro­fes­sor at New York Univer­sity, a se­nior fel­low at the Hoover In­sti­tu­tion, and au­thor of “Un­set­tled: What Cli­mate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Mat­ters.”

The journalist Michael Kinsley famously noted that “a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.” By that standard, the White House committed a doozy in March when it released a paper on climate change’s effect on the U.S.… Read more

Tonga undersea eruption, not increased CO2, is main cause of 2023 ‘record’ warming

Ten per cent increase of water vapor in atmosphere from eruption will drive temperatures above the 1.5°C mark, then decline. Human activity is not a factor

By Diane Francis, Substack, August 3, 2023

Smoke choked New York City for days caused by Canadian forest fires, then a heat wave followed everywhere, fuelling alarmist, “Armageddon” headlines about global warming. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said if July is a harbinger of what lies ahead, there is not a moment to waste. “The evidence is everywhere: Humanity has unleashed destruction. This must not inspire despair, but action.”

Hysteria aside, extreme weather events throughout history — from ice ages to heat waves — have been triggered by non-human volcanic or orbital activities.… Read more

Climate change catastrophism based on culture, not science

Only culture can explain why so many people are willing to incur immense cost to avert a supposed existential threat without proof of either its existence or our ability to alter its impact.

By Joe Oliver, National Post, July 26, 2023

The climate-change movement is a powerful cultural entity. It does not affirm or negate the reality of its core narrative, which is for science to decide. Culture does, however, explain the power and prevalence of the narrative, the political and societal responses to it and the apparent willingness of many people to incur immense cost to avert a supposed existential threat, without proof of either its existence or our ability to alter its impact.… Read more

‘Climate change’ is the new COVID—an attempt to shut you up

The real target of the climate alarmists is freedom, just as it was for COVID

By Jeffrey A. Tucker, Epoch Times, July 20, 2023

Listening to National Public Radio (NPR) just now (why do I do this?), the lead item was about flooding in Kentucky. It seems that it rained a lot and some streets became impassable. Fascinating right? But why is this bit of local news a top-of-the-hour blast from government radio?

You know why: the whole of mainstream press has shifted completely from COVID panic to Climate Change panic. Everything qualifies as evidence of a new crisis: smoke in the air, rain on the ground, sun in the sky, sand in the wind, you name it.… Read more