Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Are We The Devil In The West?

Some environmentalists think Alberta Oil Sands are a prime example of greed over nature and should be shut-down until Northern Alberta emmissions are under control.

"The reason nobody except a handful of academics, self-serving lobbyists and publicity-seeking politicians cares about this issue is that Canada produces slightly more than 2.5 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

That's right. When it comes to big time emitters we rank . . . oh let's see, we pretty much don't rank.

Let's talk about carbon dioxide, one of the most pernicious greenhouse gases and the current cause celebre with the environmental lobby.

The U.S. and China produce slightly more than 40 per cent of the world's annual carbon dioxide emissions. Our production numbers rank light years behind both of those countries and well behind industrial giants such as Russia, India, Japan and Germany."

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