|Oct. 30, 2002|
The Kyoto accord and Canadian
You may think that global warming or, better, the ratification of the Kyoto accord that
our Leader, Jean Chrétien, the head of the Liberal Party of Canada, threatens to have
passed by Parliament before Christmas and to ram down our throats will have little impact
on you or your family. You would be seriously wrong in thinking that.
Gwyn Morgan, president and CEO of Encana Corp., stated in a letter to Jean
Chrétien that the Kyoto accord is "one of the most damaging international agreements
ever signed by a Canadian Prime Minister." (Follow the link to the
first of the three Globe and Mail articles identified at the end of this
The damages that worry Gwyn Morgan will affect all Canadians but most of all, and most
seriously, Canadian families and their already stressed and over-taxed providers.
Fortunately, what worries Gwyn Morgan and other Canadians with respect to the Kyoto accord
is a problem that will affect only Canadians and is entirely made-in-Canada. If you
are not Canadian and don't pay taxes- or don't live in Canada, count your blessings.
Prof. Daniel Amneus, author of The Garbage
Generation, often stated that the easiest way to destroy the institution of the
family is to remove its weakest link: fathers. For more than 30 years our federal
government has done more than its share to contribute to and to drive the planned destruction of our families, but the
ratification of the Kyoto accord would take the cake.
Aside from destroying families by expunging fathers from their families
through judicial tactics employing judge-made laws that marginalize fathers
and families, there is another, far more effective way to penalize fathers
and their families, and to eradicate all or as much of the
incentives to have families as is humanly possible. That is to implement family-hostile,
punitive taxation for income earners that support families, especially if they are
old-fashioned enough to believe that the single-income-earner family is the best
time-proven model for raising children. According to the Fraser Institute, the tax penalty for Canadian families whose
single-income-earner brings home $50,000 per year is an extra $4,000 compared to families
earning just as much but having two income earners bringing home the bacon.
Punitive taxation is only one of a variety of ways by which to destroy families through
adjusting the economy so as to disadvantage family-income providers. Another is to
increase their cost of living, that is, force them to spend an escalating portion of the
disposable incomes required to maintain families, to house, feed and clothe them, and what
else it takes to keep a family alive, healthy, happy and thriving. Another is to reduce
the number of jobs available to men. That is quite simply done by putting a damper on the
Men are the first hit by lay-offs. Men comprise most of the unemployed. If men are laid off,
those who are family providers and especially those that are the sole providers will feel
the pinch the worst, and so do their families. Certainly, there will without a
doubt be single-mother households whose members will suffer as well. All single-mother
households will eventually suffer when the reality sets in that an economy in the throes
of a recession in a country that is deeply in debt cannot afford to shell out much money
in the form of guarantied incomes to single mothers. Recessions cause welfare cut-backs.
That's where the Kyoto accord comes into play. We are expected to reduce our CO2
emissions by 20 percent. For most of us that means that we have to cut back on our
driving. It is not very practical to cut back on heating our houses or apartments.
Even if we can put on winter clothing to keep from freezing our butts off, it is
not very practical to do that with our plumbing systems, small children or the elderly.
So, to reduce the average fuel consumption by 20 percent, we may simply have to quit
going to work on a regular basis and go instead only every second day. At the very
least, that's the only choice for people who can't use public transportation or for whom
it will be a very long walk to go to work.
Besides, such things will not be a matter of choice for many. They will quite
simply be unable to afford the increased fuel costs, given that Canadians presently spend
more than they earn and are stretched far beyond the limit already.
According to estimates based on the federal government's very own figures, the damper
that the Kyoto accord will place on the Canadian economy will cause a 40 percent increase
in fuel costs, a ten to fifteen percent increase in the costs of consumer goods (+GST and
PST), and the loss, or lack of creation, of 450,000 jobs in Canada over the next ten
years. For what?
It will be to help countries like China and Russia, who are right now installing
additions to coal-fired power plants. Much of the equipment for that is being shipped to
them, for example, from German coal-fired power plants that are being dismantled,
ostensibly to help fight global warming. Much of that equipment has already been
dismantled, crated, shipped to its destinations and been put back into operation down-wind
from Western Europe.
The coal-fired power plants in the former Communist countries in Europe are producing
power at a rapidly increasing rate for the environmentally-friendly Western European
countries that didn't have the foresight to install sufficient alternative, cleaner
A large and growing portion of Germany's electric power is being imported from the
former Communist countries to whom Germany is shipping its polluting power plants that
were taken off line. The equipment taken out of production in Germany is being shipped
east and re-installed there because those countries can't keep up with the demand for
electric power from Germany and much of Western Europe. Another large portion of electric
power for Germany is being generated in France and shipped to Germany. Approximately 80
percent of France's electric power is being produced through nuclear power plants, and
France produces too much electric energy to keep consuming all of what it can generate.
Much of Europe has a deregulated power market and about 780 sources of electric power
to choose from, many of whom are in Eastern Europe, as far away as Romania. That is what
Canada's contribution to the Kyoto accord will subsidize, at very high costs to all of our
families. Ross McKitrick, professor of economics, specializing in
studying the impact of the Kyoto accord on the Canadian economy, calculated
that the federal government's Kyoto agenda will
add about $3,000 a year to the
average Canadian family's living costs.
Those developments will place additional stress on all families and cause those already
stretched to the breaking point to tear apart. It is a false hope to expect that income
derived from unemployment will provide a better life for our children.
For additional information relating to global warming and Canada's faint or non-existent
hope to do anything about it at terribly high costs to be spent on half-baked or, more
correctly, non-existent plans, read the following:
|The Globe and Mail
Saturday, October 26 (Three articles)
Oh no, sighs the East. Those Alberta rednecks are at it again, trying to wreck the
consensus on climate change. But on the eve of the provinces' Kyoto debate in Halifax on
Monday, what the oil-patch boys have to say about the environment may surprise you. IAN
BROWN reports on how Calgary culture is rewriting the rules of engagement
By IAN BROWN
-- To really understand how upset Albertans are about Prime Minister Jean Chretien's plan
to ratify the Kyoto accord by Christmas, you have to visit Cowboys, Calgary's most famous
The great Canadian effort to save the planet
By JEFFREY SIMPSON
-- ''Mildred and I are desperately worried about you,'' said Uncle Fred from Gabriola
Island. ''Are you taking the necessary precautions to save your life?'' ''I appreciate the
call, Fred,'' I replied, ''but what are you talking about?'' FULL
By BARRY RIEDIGER
Walla Walla, Wash. -- Ian Coleman's letter (Oct. 24) asks why Canada should implement
Kyoto when we are responsible for only 2 per cent of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions.
Canada's population is only one-half of 1 per cent of the world's total. It seems we're
doing more than our share of inducing global warming. Even reducing emissions to 1990
levels will still leave Canadians making out like bandits. FULL
Interestingly, only the first of the three articles mentions - in
passing - one of the most important events in the global warming debate fueled by
fanatical, professional environmental activists such as David Suzuki and other Greenies:
Tonight at the Palliser, 400 oil-patchers have paid $250 to the conservative Fraser
Institute[*] to listen to Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish author of The Skeptical
Environmentalist. The book has instantly become the new anti-Kyoto Bible in Calgary. Even
Mr. Lougheed's reading it, even though it's by a European.
[* The Fraser Institute may be considered to be conservative,
but only relative to the goals of Liberals who wish to turn our country into a socialist
regime in which all economic activity is centrally regulated and dictated - much like that
which caused the collapse of the former USSR. In contrast, the Fraser Institute
considers itself to be a free-market think tank. That has little to do with conservatism
and more with common sense, something the Liberal Party of Canada seems to have lost
decades ago.. WHS]
Mr. Lomborg is a contrarian: He purports to prove, via statistics, that the world is in
better shape than fear-mongering environmentalists claim. "You have to be courageous
to challenge the dogma of the professional environmentalist," he says, and gets a big
Even more interestingly, out of tens of thousands of current news articles produced by
4000 news-sources in the World accessible through http://news.google.com/,
the first of the three Globe and Mail articles identified above is the only one that
mentions Bjorn Lomborg's name.
However, searching the Internet for Bjorn Lomborg and his book The
Skeptical Environmentalist will provide you with much information that will permit
you to become more objectively informed about the Kyoto accord and other issues relating
to the falsely alleged impending fatal and catastrophic degradation of the global
Why is Bjorn Lomborg not mentioned in the news? The news are being censored, not merely by
the publications that report them, but even by google.com. Why else would an article
published on the Net by the Report Newsmagazine or others who write about Bjorn Lomborg
not show up in a search using http://news.google.com/?
Don't rely too much on the daily papers for the truth regarding global warming.
Virtually all major dailies in the Western World are owned or controlled by Liberals. They
promote not so much measures to control or reduce global warming (nobody really has a clue
on what to do about it, practically and affordably as long as we have no possible
way to control the state of the Sun, which is what controls our climate) as they wish to
install global income- and asset transfers so as to bring about global income
equalization. That will be done in Canada at the expense of seriously and quite possibly
even fatally affecting our economy and thereby the existence of our families.
The Scientific American raked Bjorn Lomborg over the coals, in
an unwarranted vicious attack. Bjorn Lomborg tried to respond, but the
Scientific American was consideraby less than generous in
permitting him to do that and gave him very little space, insufficient
space, to fully explain himself. Having no other viable alternative,
he put into circulation a 32-page
refutation of the 11-page criticism that the Scientific American
had published. Of course, that would not have been read by as many and
certainly not the same set of people who read the original criticism.
There are alternative sources of information that are more likely to present the truth,
the whole truth and nothing but the truth. One of those sources is the Report
4, 2002 issue
science and the hype
Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical
Environmentalist details how green exaggerations could trigger needless global
Environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg has scandalized the scientific world. The
arguments in his best-selling book undermine the proposed Kyoto treaty.
by Mike Byfield
Note by F4L: This entry contained a link to the
full article, but since the Report Newsmagazine ceased to be published,
its website is no longer operational. Lack of time has not yet
permitted to scan the printed version of the article.
The calculations done by General Circulation Models (GCMs) are
the main source of the information that fuels the global warming hysteria.
Nevertheless, not one of them comes acceptably close to accurately calculating
what the climate presently is at any location, let alone of the whole Earth.
Not only that, but all of the GCMs differ widely from one another as to what the
climate was in the past, and as to what it is supposed to be in the future.
Therein lies the problem. No one in his right mind will base any decisions
about the future on tools that cannot determine with acceptable accuracy what
the present is and the past was.
For more information relating to the state, trend and sources of global
warming, refer to the Global Warming web pages of the
Bruderheim Rural Electrification Association.
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The up- and coming, rapidly-growing advocacy organization
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There are in the order of about half a million or more people of age 55 and
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from seniors what they worked for all their life to enjoy in their old age.
If you are concerned about how seniors are affected by the
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to about 80 web pages at Fathers for Life that will be of interest to you.