Author Topic: Wreck of Saskatchewan  (Read 897 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: Wreck of Saskatchewan
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2018, 06:54:54 pm »
Irrelevant. The issue is if someone believes that higher fossil prices is good they have no business demanding that governments do something to lower prices. Higher prices are good no matter what the reason if climate change is the real issue. What is really happening is shameless politicking because politicians know that support for "action" on climate change disappears as soon as people are asked to make sacrifices so they focus on wasting money on pointless gestures that don't do enough to have any real effect on consumer behavior. We are seeing that hypocrisy on full display in BC where politicians whine about the carbon emissions from oil pipelines and while asking for federal help on gas prices. A little tip: if people in BC really want lower gas prices they could stop trying to screw over their major supplier of oil.

The BC carbon tax hasn't "disappeared" as you seem to suggest all efforts always do, and has been in place for 10 years and has reportedly reduced emissions in the province by ~15%. The tax was revenue neutral for roughly half that time but then governments did fall back on reducing provincial income/corporate taxes. That's where the politics come in but here's a tip for you: People who understand the evidence of, and therefore have concerns about global warming, don't wish for higher prices them to "screw over" anybody.