We are all pro-environment…until we are asked to do something about it

In My Opinion


The Hill Times (April 3, 2017)

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand there is something seriously wrong with the environment.

Sunset Toronto sunrise from Mississauga (Photo by Angelo Persichilli)

At the same time, you don’t have to be a political science professor to understand that politics is the major obstacle to the solution of the problem. This is because in politics you are not judged by what you do, but by what you say. If you say the right “politically correct” thing, nobody cares about the results.

Aside from organizations like Greenpeace, many so-called environmentalists are political activists, polluting the debate to advance their political cause. They preach the obvious but they have no implementable plan on hand.

To understand the difficulties, one needs only to read last week’s projection from Environment Canada according to which the country is “on pace to miss its reduction…

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