From today’s SP:
Environment Minister Rona Ambrose arrived at her new job and asked them to translate the Kyoto-enforced reduction of 195 megatonnes of carbon into terms she could understand.
The bureaucrats fiddled with calculators and pencils. Well, they said, it’s a bit more than all the power generation in Canada. If the country went dark and cut back a few hundred thousand cars, it could hit the target.
That’s when the rubber hit the road for the petite firecracker MP from Alberta. She declared Kyoto, as we know it in Canada, dead.
Wow – I knew that we had increased emissions by 35% since 1990, so getting them down to 6% below those levels was unattainable, but I never guessed just how unattainable. The question is, why didn’t anyone else know this by now? My guess: willful ignorance.