If you believe the media this morning the next federal election will centre on one issue and one issue only: the environment.
Check out the screaming headlines in the papers today: "Harper Goes Green", "PM Warms to Environment," "PM Charts a greener course".
And all this because Prime Minister Harper appointed John "Rusty" Baird as his new environment minister.
Now I hate to pour acid rain on all this hoopla (by the way whatever happened to acid rain), but I am not convinced the environment will be the killer issue when the next election rolls around.
As Andrew Coyne writes in today's National Post, "While there are true believers on both sides, the broad mass of the public wants Something Done about global warming, but wants Someone Else to pay for it."
Fact is, if the environment was truly the number one issue of the land, David Suzuki would have been elected PM a long time ago.