Canada won't attain greenhouse gas goals: government

May 08, 2012
A view of a northern Alberta oil sand fields in Fort McMurray, Canada. Canada will fail to reach its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2020, according to a government report which predicted that emissions responsible for global warming will actually increase by seven percent over that time.

Canada will fail to reach its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2020, according to a government report which predicted that emissions responsible for global warming will actually increase by seven percent over that time.

"The government's approach to reducing is unlikely to meet Canada's for 2020," said Scott Vaughan, commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development, in his report presented in the House of Commons.

Officials said the 2020 target had been to reduce Canada's emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels, a goal that now appears unattainable.

The report follows an audit of national which concluded that existing federal regulations are expected to reduce emissions by 11 to 13 million tonnes in 2020, but said an additional reduction of 178 million tonnes is needed to meet the target.

The report said one reason that the goal would not be reached is that it takes several years for regulations to be developed and to have an impact.

In light of the new figures, the Ottawa government said it would change its strategy to try to attain the 2020 target through sector-by-sector regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada withdrew from the 1997 , which was extended last year, obligating industrial nations, although not the United States, to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Vaughan suggested that more work needed to be done to plot alternative plans to avoid climate change.

"The government said it was withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol because remaining in it would be too costly to the Canadian economy," he said.

"We therefore expected the government would have estimated how much it will cost to meet its target and identified the least costly options."

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NotParker
1.7 / 5 (12) May 08, 2012
"Canada withdrew from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which was extended last year, obligating industrial nations, although not the United States ..."

Or China the worlds biggest producer of CO2.

"China emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together - up by 171% since the year 2000"

http://www.guardi...data-co2

Way to go Green Idiots. 171% thanks to stupid policies like Kyoto which sent millions of jobs to China so they could burn vast quantities of coal and produce huge amounts of CO2.

If the jobs had been left in countries who get power from nuclear and NG there would have been less CO2 produced.

Greenies = retards.
jonnyboy
3 / 5 (4) May 08, 2012
BAD Canada, BAD......you are going to bed without your supper tonight
Lurker2358
4.2 / 5 (5) May 08, 2012
Parkertard:

It's actually the hypocritical republicans who chant "capitalism only," yet outsource jobs to communist China.
NotParker
1.7 / 5 (6) May 08, 2012
Its the EPA and higher costs and high taxes. The USA has the highest corporate taxes in the world. Companies and capital are mobile.

"Apple made an aggressive pitch for a corporate tax holiday Monday, stressing that it plans to keep more than $60 billion parked offshore until Congress makes it easier for companies to bring those profits home. "

http://thehill.co...-tax-law

Al Gore. Apple board of directors. http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/



Noumenon
1 / 5 (6) May 09, 2012
Parkertard:

It's actually the hypocritical republicans who chant "capitalism only," yet outsource jobs to communist China.


They're not hypocritical, ,... global market is a reality which is consistent with capitalism. The unions have caused labour costs in the USA to artificially inflate, because companies were strong armed by thug mentality, which is why companies seek cheaper labour else where. More unintended consequences from liberal policies.

The left's solution to AGW is counter to capitalism and thus counter to what strengthens economies, which is why Canada bailed, and the USA never signed. The leftist solutions are absurd and involve controlling behavior rather that letting technology and the free market operate. The far environmental left are making a political and form of government argument, which is entirely up hill and counter to existing natural economic forces. They are wrong headed in their approach and will do little to nothing to resolve the situation.
mememine69
1 / 5 (2) May 10, 2012
Occupy does not support climate change (bankster carbon markets)
Oboma has not mentioned the crisis in two state of the unions.
Canada voted in a climate change denying prime minister to a majority.
Climate change is dead leaving a Dark Age for science and progressivism.
So keep yappin because nobody will vote for climate change politicians who condemn our children to a CO2 demise.
As for you scientists; there are millions of people in the global scientific community and only dozens of climate change protesters. Do the math.
You criminal exaggerations scream loudly.

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