Couldn’t agree more. Nor, I suspect, could Terence Corcoran.
... [NRTEE] recommended Canadian taxpayers should fall on their swords for the sake of winning a Pyrrhic victory over global warming.
the NRTEE is telling us to do two contradictory things: Act in concert with the rest of the world to combat global warming and, regardless of what the world does, act unilaterally now.
the NRTEE is effectively recommending Canadians pay significantly more for carbon (meaning for virtually everything) for decades to come, at the risk of severely damaging our economy ... even if countries responsible for up to 10 times our emissions do nothing.
That's not a policy. It's insanity.
The Harper government requested this report. It should thank the NRTEE -- and shelve it.
Now I wish BC’s government would get a clue and stop trying to be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best pal. Though it’s equally likely that the weasely Gordon Campbell and Co are simply intending to capitalize on pliable, green, loony left coast environmentalism to squeeze more cash from our wallets.
H/t to Joanne here and here.
Update: Terence Corcoran’s latest (Jan 11) column on this.