In March of 2016, I’ve asked questions not being addressed by our political leaders and the for most part by the mainstream media of our political leaders including Premier Rachel Notley, Rick Strankman, MLA, Minister of Energy, Marg McCuaig-Boyd and Minister of Environment & Parks, Shannon Phillips.
I have yet to hear back from any of my letters.
The questions I asked included:
1. What is meant by “The Science is in!”? Does it mean that we can no longer consider natural causes as factors related to climate change?
2. What is meant by “climate change deniers”?
3. Why are we considered a major part of the global problem when Canada is estimated at 1.5 per cent to two per cent of the total global carbon dioxide emission?
4. Are we being involved for symbolic and political reasons?
5. Why do we not get credit for our amount of undisturbed landscape?
6. How can we be a meaningful part of the solution when China, for exmple, is estimated to be responsible for 25 per cent of gloval output of carbon dioxide?
7. Have the large carbon dioxide contributors made any ironclad commitment to major reduction in carbon dioxide reduction?
8. Can we reationalize exporting coal to be utilized elsewhere on our planet?
9. Can we hope to diversity our economy while adopting policies that will result in prohibitive increases in taxes and utility costs?
10. Are we being hered, by well-meaning people, over the economic cliff like the proverbial Arctic lemmings?
11. Have we reached this point in the history of mankind?
“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
It was the age of Wisdom. It was the Age of Foolishness….” – from “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens.
Dr. John Kaster