their emblem is a Maple Leaf

…so you’d expect they’d be tree-huggers.

But the Canadian National Post newpaper has a whole series (13 parts so far) on Climate Change: The Deniers.  And while the title sounds critical, the article I read didn’t come across as hostile.  Or even pro-Global Warming.  I mean Global Warming advocate.  I mean believer.  Whatever.

That reminds me of Seth Godin’s observation:  Global Warming is a bad name for something we’re supposed to fear and loathe.  ‘Global’ is usually used in a positive way, and who doesn’t like ‘warm’.  My choice:  Perpetual Humidity and No More Snowboarding.  That would piss me off, and I’d avoid it at all costs.  Of course, if it means no more snow in DC… everything is a trade-off.

How did I get here again… oh yeah, one of the original “CO2 is bad” guys, Claude Allegre (French French, not French-Canadian) has changed his tune and now says:

With a wealth of data now in, Dr. Allegre has recanted his views. To his surprise, the many climate models and studies failed dismally in establishing a man-made cause of catastrophic global warming. Meanwhile, increasing evidence indicates that most of the warming comes of natural phenomena. Dr. Allegre now sees global warming as over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank. […]

Calling the arguments of those who see catastrophe in climate change “simplistic and obscuring the true dangers,” Dr. Allegre especially despairs at “the greenhouse-gas fanatics whose proclamations consist in denouncing man’s role on the climate without doing anything about it except organizing conferences and preparing protocols that become dead letters.” The world would be better off, Dr. Allegre believes, if these “denouncers” became less political and more practical, by proposing practical solutions to head off the dangers they see, such as developing technologies to sequester C02. His dream, he says, is to see “ecology become the engine of economic development and not an artificial obstacle that creates fear.”

Word.  I can’t wait to read the other 12 articles…  Tip to QandO


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