Remove the guilt about carbon emissions

Until we can separate the science from the snake oil we should not be paying carbon taxes in BC.

Margaret Evans is on again about Global Warming (Putting a price tag on a warming world, Progress, Nov. 29). She subscribes to the Al Gore/Arnold Schwartzenegger notion that “the science is settled.” But, unless you are completely sheltered from any media coverage you probably have heard that the discussion still rages on about whether man-made global warming really does affect extreme weather conditions. Until we can separate the science from the snake oil we should not be paying carbon taxes in BC.

As I watched the Grey Cup game on Sunday, I was astounded by the number of auto ads I was forced to endure. Our economy relies heavily on consumers’ willingness to buy new cars. If we don’t buy these cars our economy will fail, and of course, we will not meet the women of our dreams. But, the instant I buy and drive one of those cars, I am now the destroyer of our precious Mother Earth. Oh the guilt! Oh the shame!

The Carbon Offset, Carbon Trading, Carbon Footprint, and Cap and Trade schemes are money grab scams. The BC government is using this system to claw back education funding from our public schools to offset the carbon emissions from their own buildings. The carbon trading exchange is creating billionaires who care very little for our environment.

Give up the guilt. Get out and question the candidates in the up coming Chilliwack-Hope by-election. Let them know that we are on to their tax grab. Send a message to our ruling elite: Just Like the HST, Axe the Carbon Tax.

Gary Raddysh

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