Rosalind Adams, among others, successfully convinced Prince Edward Council to declare a climate emergency. In part of her presentation, she pointed to Canada’s per capita energy consumption; but, as Lionel Enright notes, “per capita energy consumption is not expended equally.”
Our government and International oil companies are irresponsibly ripping up the tar sands
Alberta’s tar sands ecocide and Canada’s shame
We will never solve a problem if we do not define the problem accurately . This statement has a few glaring misuse of statistics . Let us not assume that per capita energy consumption is expended equally per capita . This speaker did not explain the source or construction of the per capita statistic . She leaves us to assume that we Canadians personally are doing something to produce 8 times more co2 than persons of other countries.
She does not explain that we – OUR GOVERNMENT and the international OIL COMPANIES are ripping up the TAR SANDS irresponsibly ( which is part of that statistic ) and not only polluting our air but also polluting the river systems that drain into the Arctic Ocean.
This should NOT be blamed upon each Canadian .
Those of us who are aware of it have been complaining of this wreckage for years but our irresponsible government not only allows it to go on but says it must go on to supply JOBS.
We have biodegradable material . We could have been using it years ago but we thought we were recycling it – We weren’t . Now we see the mess we are in when plastics some companies shipped abroad mislabelled are being returned 10 to 15 years later as the garbage it is and was – AND who is paying for it ? – THE PUBLIC PURSE – THE PEOPLE .