Bernier and the Peoples Party of Canada break from Global Warming orthodoxy
"Climate change alarmism is based on flawed models that have consistently failed at correctly predicting the future."
September 25, 2019 by canadiancontractor
Where Global Warming is concerned and the attendant policies that affect the housing industry, the Liberal, Green and NDP parties remain firmly in the alarmist camp. In each case, there is a significant mitigating policy action proposed to avoid climate catastrophe. The Progressive Conservatives are milder in their policy, but still hold to the GW orthodoxy that the planet is under threat from too much fossil fuel use.
The new People’s Party of Canada’s (PPC) is a noteworthy departure from the popular narrative so pervasive today. It goes so far as to call concerns regarding the burning of fossil fuels “alarmism” and suggests Canada should withdraw from the Paris Accord, the global innitiative to reduce greenhouse gases being promulgated by the IPCC and the UN.
There is good reason to believe the PPC party would end the slow policy march towards Net Zero housing infrastructure (the Liberals want complete conversion to Net Zero for Canada by 2050) that is so popular with current political thinking.
Here is their policy statement, found on the official PPC website:
Climate change alarmism is based on flawed models that have consistently failed at correctly predicting the future. None of the cataclysmic predictions that have been made about the climate since the 1970s have come true. No new ice age. No steady warming in direct relation with increases in CO2 levels. No disappearance of polar ice caps. No exceptional rise in ocean levels. No abnormal increase in catastrophic weather events. No widespread crop failure and famine.
In fact, CO2 is beneficial for agriculture and there has recently been a measurable “greening” of the world in part thanks to higher levels. Despite what global warming propaganda claims, CO2 is not a pollutant. It is an essential ingredient for life on Earth and needed for plant growth.
Given the uncertainties over the scientific basis of global warming, and the certainties about the huge costs of measures designed to fight it, there is no compelling reason to jeopardize our prosperity with more government interventions.
A People’s Party government will:
- Withdraw from the Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
- Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions.
- Abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions if they want to.
- Abolish subsidies for green technology and let private players develop profitable and efficient alternatives.
- Invest in adaptation strategies if problems arise as a result of any natural climate change.
- Prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities.