Monday, February 04, 2008

Dion's Hidden Agenda

For a long time the Green Crowd has been telling us we could have our ecological cake and eat it too.

We could have both strong economic growth and a green, planet-friendly environment.

All we needed to do was turn off unnecessary lights, buy a few green-friendly products and force our kids to watch Al Gore documentaries.

But suddenly some Greenites are straying from the script. Suddenly economic growth is part of the problem.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, for instance, admitted recently that to fight global warming, "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."

And now, David Suzuki, Canada's patron saint of ecology, has also come out against economic growth, telling a McGill audience, “We live within the biosphere. It can’t grow, it’s fixed!”

So all this leads me to wonder where Liberal leader Stephane Dion stands on the question of economic growth?

Is he for growing the economy or for fighting climate change? According to Clinton and Suzuki you can't do both.

3 comments:

Platty said...

So all this leads me to wonder where Liberal leader Stephane Dion stands on the question of economic growth?

You mean, setting priorities?

When confronted by Michael Ignatieff on the fact that the previous Liberal governments, despite signing on to Kyoto in December of 2002 had failed to make any movement toward getting Canadians to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and had in fact watched them increase significantly, Liberal Party leadership candidate Stephane Dion whined mightily. Mewling, he cried, "That's unfair! Do you think it's easy to set priorities?"

(From AGWN)


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Bill in Calgary said...

For several years former Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has been telling anyone who would listen that the "Green Crowd" are mostly anti-capatalist progress haters who use the environmental movement as a cover. Looks like some are taking off their enviro-cloaks. He spelled it out quite well in The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Anonymous said...

According to Suzuki, climate change deniers should be arrested.
How will that affect global warming? ;-) Talk about a non-hidden agenda!