Canada cuts greenhouse gas emissions target for 2010-2012

Jun 05, 2010
View of an oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada in 2009. The Canadian government quietly cut its greenhouse gas emissions target for 2010-2012 this week, unleashing a firestorm of criticism from the opposition on Friday.

The Canadian government quietly cut its greenhouse gas emissions target for 2010-2012 this week, unleashing a firestorm of criticism from the opposition on Friday.

The new target was published late Wednesday by the environment ministry in a report titled "A Climate Change Plan for the Purposes of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act."

It outlines CO2 cuts of five million tonnes in 2010, followed by eight million and 10 million tonnes fewer emissions in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

The government had set reduction targets in the annual report last year of 52 million tonnes for 2010, and 64-74 million tonnes in subsequent years.

"The numbers say it all: this government's inaction on means actual emissions will grow in absolute terms every year until 2012," lamented opposition Liberal MP David McGuinty, describing the results as "appalling."

McGuinty was echoed by other opposition parties in the House of Commons.

Canada aligned itself with the United States in January in setting a 2020 target of 17 percent below 2005 levels.

Environmentalists panned the plan, saying it would lead to a 2.5 percent increase in Canada's from 1990 levels, in contrast to Ottawa's previous plan announced in 2006 to cut emissions by three percent.

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omatumr
3 / 5 (4) Jun 05, 2010
There is a real need to reduce pollution, but CO2 is not a pollutant and it does not cause global warming.

Environmentalist made a major mistake in joining Al Gore's endorsement of that untruth.

The truth will out.

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Emeritus Professor
Nuclear & Space Sciences
Former NASA Principal Investigator for Apollo
lengould100
1 / 5 (1) Jun 05, 2010
Sorry professor, but based on all available evidence, I must disagree with you. I suggest a re-evaluation.
omatumr
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 05, 2010
Please do a web search for:

700 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of "Man-Made" Global Warming

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Emeritus Professor
Nuclear & Space Sciences
Former NASA Principal Investigator for Apollo
KingDWS
3.7 / 5 (3) Jun 06, 2010
Ah but true green wienies won't read anything that smacks of 'inconvienient science';-]
omatumr
2 / 5 (4) Jun 06, 2010
They may prefer to study NASA's latest admission that the Sun controls Earth's climate. In a news report dated 4 June 2010, Richard Fisher, head of NASA's Heliophysics Division, says:

"The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms. The intersection of these two issues is what we're** getting together to discuss."

**The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th.

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
omatumr
2 / 5 (4) Jun 06, 2010
There is a real need to stop the consumption of fossil fuels from geopolitical reasons . . .


Then that reason should be honestly stated instead of trying to tell people that CO2 caused global warming!

The public cannot be expected to provide research funds for scientists who lie when it is expedient to do so. Scientists have an obligation to tell the truth, regardless of political pressure.

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel