David Akin, a CTV reporter, has the text of a letter on Kyoto that our esteemed (cough) Prime Minister apparently sent to supporters back in 2002. You can read the full letter over here. Here’s the section I found particularly fascinating (in a car wreck sort of way):
‘It would take more than one letter to explain what’s wrong with Kyoto, but here are a few facts about this so-called “Accord”:
- It’s based on tentative and contradictory scientific evidence about climate trends.
- It focuses on carbon dioxide, which is essential to life, rather than upon pollutants.
Seriously, in the same breath we have Mr Harper questioning the scientific evidence and then going on to imply we don’t need to worry about carbon dioxide emissions, after all CO2 is essential to life. Stupid or deceitful? You decide.
Seriously, water is essential to life, but I still don’t fancy the idea of living under water. Balance in all things, including CO2, say I.