Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Wynne’s Green Revolution – Hold On To Your Wallets

May 16, 2016

Today in The Globe and Mail, it was reported that the Wynne Liberals, intend to spend 7 BILLION DOLLARS of your money over 4 years to slash Ontario’s carbon footprint. How will they do this? Well, the article in today’s paper exposes the secret 57 page Climate Change Action Plan that the Wynne government intends to execute. It is a sweeping 80 policies grouped into 32 actions that will cost our province as a whole and all of us individuals huge money in the next 20 years.

I am really interested in hearing from all my friends how they feel about this initiative and how it will impact Ontarians. Please read the Globe article and let me know what you think.

I am very concerned about electricity becoming unaffordable for average consumers over this period of time. One main change the Wynne government intends to impose on Ontarians is outlawing any form of the affordable natural gas heat we now heavily rely upon and force consumers and businesses to heat their homes with electricity. Whether by forcing them into extremely expensive electric, heat pump or geo thermal heat pump based heating systems, our costs will skyrocket.

We were recently hit with a massive rate increase because we were using “too little” electricity and the poor electricity generation monopolies complained of insufficient profit because of their reduced sales that were directly impacted by the installation of so many high efficiency systems across Ontario.

Now Wynne has the ideal plan to ensure that the electricity monopolies get the profits they want. By forcing every home and business to heat with electricity, the demand for electricity will skyrocket, and of course the rates will skyrocket as well, but the consumer will be severely battered on all levels. Firstly, the cap and trade tax which will raise the price of everything, then our heating systems will change to electricity which will drastically increase our heating costs and to make it even worse, our electricity rates will skyrocket.

I am very concerned that living in Ontario will become unaffordable for the average working class family. How many of us can afford to increase our budgets by 30%? I believe conservatively that this will be the cost of these revolutionary changes.

But as a heating and air conditioning contractor who is also an Accredited Geothermal Designer and Installer, I must thank the Wynne liberals for ensuring that every heating and air conditioning system in Ontario will require changing to very costly new systems in short order. This will definitely keep us contractors very busy and very profitable.

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Climate Change Conference in Cancun

December 14, 2010

Today is the last day of the Climate Change conference that is taking place in Cancun Mexico. The nations of the world are trying to agree upon a replacement of the Kyoto Accords which failed to reduce carbon emissions that they believe affects climate change. Things are not going too well as the leaders cannot come to an agreement on what commitments each country should make. It seems that the delegates are more interested in having fun than doing anything about the environment. This conference in and of itself is harming the environment. See this video below where each country representative is going in a different direction.

I have always wondered why these climate gurus meet in warm Cancun. These conferences should take place in Canada. It is freezing here and I surely don’t feel any type of warming happening. I wonder if the entire Climate Change guru crowd would even bother to attend as conference if it was not in a cushy and warm vacation destination. I don’t understand their justification for a carbon emitting conference. Think of all the wasted energy and carbon spewed into the atmosphere to get all the delegates to Mexico and to prepare for them. Now with video and teleconferencing, all this could have been accomplished with electronic conferencing. I suspect these people are just trying to perpetuate their cushy jobs.

What do you think?

Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons

May 26, 2010

A recent article in the New York Times by Elisabeth Rosenthal claims that people all over the world are starting to doubt that climate change or global warming is real and if it is caused by human action. 

She reports,

“A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. A poll conducted for the German magazine Der Spiegel found that 42 percent of Germans feared global warming, down from 62 percent four years earlier.”

We’ve all heard about the accusations of fudged data and politically and financially motivated “experts” who claim that the dangers are real. This is starting to develop into a global shift of opinion. People are also starting to realize how life can become unaffordable if energy costs go up due to the policies of governments to fight climate change. And the fact is, it doesn’t matter what science says, government policies are influenced by politics and public opinion, not science. I wonder if the governments will start to ease up on the global warming agenda as they see support for it from the general public is evaporating. Being a global warming believer might be losing its progressive and chic image.