A territory that has 0.5% of the Earth's population plans to use up nearly a thid of the planet's remaining carbon budget.
The numbers Bill McKibben, the author of this opinion piece, point to are inaccurate. Canada would not be using up “a third of the planet’s remaining carbon budget”. Yes, there will be pollution during the oh-so-energy-intensive oil sands separation. Yes, the oil refined from the sludge will result in further atmospheric contamination, but it is not a third of the carbon limits as described in the Paris Accord. That’s absurd and misleading.
Oh, right … it’s The Guardian. This is just par for the course. Lie, lie, lie, because the intent justifies the agenda.When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada's leaders have reached a new low