GOLDSTEIN: A new Conservative climate policy – Try honesty

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Discussion posted by: TheRage

If the next federal Conservative leader is looking for a coherent policy on human-induced climate change, a good start would be honesty. No credible body that has assessed Trudeau’s climate plan — built around an ineffective sin tax on the use of fossil fuel energy — believes it will achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions Trudeau absurdly claims it will. That’s because Trudeau’s policy isn’t designed to succeed, but to make Canadians feel guilty about using fossil fuel energy, without which life would be impossible in a big, cold, northern, sparsely populated, industrialized country like Canada. The real question is how much of their standard of living — given Canada’s abundant oil and gas resources — are Canadians willing to sacrifice to symbolically address climate change?