Thank you. Now stop complaining.

October 6 2008 at 12:34 am 4 comments

In a growing, innovative market economy, greenhouse gas emissions must face restrictions and penalties if they are ever to decline. It is that simple.

Mr. Graham Campbell, Director General, Office of Energy Research and Development, Department of Natural Resources.

The fact of the matter is, I don’t see how we, as a society, will be able to solve the climate change issue if we are unwilling to make personal sacrifices, whether they be financial or convenience wise.  It is, after all, our actions that created such a crisis.  It would logically follow then to solve such a crisis we would have to restrict those actions that created the crisis in the first place.  Yes, carbon taxes suck.  But you know what sucks more?  The destruction of our planet.  The destruction of our planet in which our children and future generations are supposed to live in.


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  • 1. omgdidisaythat  |  October 6 2008 at 12:38 am

    If you stop using that bit of coal, someone else will use it in your place. We don’t have one world government yet.

  • 2. mags  |  October 6 2008 at 12:40 am

    Wow. That’s my first comment! Thanks 🙂

    Well yes, I guess that’s a pessimistic way to look at it, but I’m talking about this issue from a national, Canadian perspective, as we have a federal election coming up very soon and this is one of the hot topics.

    Anyways, it’s quite obvious that at the moment it’s pretty much next to impossible to actually regulate GHGs through international means – which leaves the burden to national governments. Time will only tell which nations step up to the plate and which ones don’t. I’m hoping that my own government will.

  • 3. omgdidisaythat  |  October 6 2008 at 10:06 am

    The first of many comments I am sure mags.

    I know what you mean about governments taking a stand, but if your government does, and mine does not, and we burn the oil, add to the GHG the only person suffering extra now is you. I think it will all carry on until we run out of conventional fuel. Sad, but probably true.

    Good luck with the blog

  • 4. Mags  |  October 7 2008 at 8:47 pm

    That might be true, but I don’t see why one government shouldn’t do anything just because other governments aren’t. I don’t necessarily have any solutions to the problem of international enforcement of GHG emission reductions but I’d hope that nations understand what moral responsibility they have to reduce such emissions, I mean really if only one country steps up, everyone will still suffer so by principle I think most countries should look at it as a priority because it’s for the good of all.

    This is a little scrambled (sorry, my brain’s dead because of all the academic writing I’ve been having to do), but I hope you kind of get my point.


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