LETTER: What is the premier’s plan?

I’m sure I read somewhere that our current climate change/climate disruption is being accelerated by our increased global emissions of CO2.

On CBC radio, I just listened to Chris Hall interviewing Premier Christy Clark. The initial focus was on the fires in Fort McMurray and the support offered by British Columbia. Premier Clark noted that these current fires, along with other events such as flooding, are indeed related to climate change. The premier went on to say that increased funding is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change — point well taken.

I’m sure I read somewhere that our current climate change/climate disruption is being accelerated by our increased global emissions of CO2.

Without missing a step, Premier Clark seemed to propose that developing another carbon based industry (LNG) would help mitigate climate change globally. Is that akin to thinking that developing a tobacco industry will help mitigate the effects of smoking?

Without having a degree in logic, I would still guess that if you want to mitigate the problems related to increased global CO2 emissions, developing new sources for those emissions should not be part of your action plan. So then Premier Clark, what is your plan to help reduce global emissions of CO2?

Does investment in “green technologies” make it on the list? This would include funding for training and re-training for workers to be part of that globally emerging economy. In global terms, where will British Columbia be placed in the emergence of the new economy and how will it have met its obligations for CO2 emission reductions?

Ron Robinson, Nelson

 

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