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A bunch of hot air in Australia from Harper.

So once again, Harper decides to take partisan cheapshots at his domestic opponents on an international stage at APEC over climate change by saying lip service was paid to it. Then, he admitted in the next breath that no climate deal was likely. We now hear that the final APEC communique on this endorses “aspirational goals”. So, apparently that means we’re all aspiring to set a target of some sort, which is ridiculed appropriately here.

Another example of Harper ending “lip service” on climate change? Why, he’s got an interest he has in joining the Asia Pacific Partnership, which is described as this: a group co-founded by the U.S. and Australia that opposes binding targets on governments. It endorses a voluntary approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions..

And Harper’s lame defense of his interest?

“This is a group that contains some of the world’s major emitters,” he said.

Yes, a group of the world’s major emitters who have no interest in doing anything to help reduce GHG or global warming by any meaningful levels. In that vein, Harper would fit in perfectly with this group.

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5 comments to A bunch of hot air in Australia from Harper.

  • Helen H

    Slg…what a silly little ostrich you are

  • slg

    Helen – give it a rest – this is just so over.  And, who cares what some guy named David Anderson said way back when?  Yawn.

    I think Harper got mixed up – he was in Austria at an OPEC meeting – at least that's what dimwitted Bush said. 

  • Helen H

    Jean Chretien messed up so badly that he had to threaten his caucus with an election if they did not accept HIS Kyoto. David Anderson his environmental minister was at a loss for words when he tried to sell the "plan" to Canadians. Total screw-up. Harper has every right to criticize the stupid party a.k.a. the Liberals. Never EVER trust a Liberal AGAIN!

  • slg

    Is it me, or has anyone noticed that Harper's using an Americanized version of delivering a speech?  The US has always been biggest, bestest and mostest and my dog's bigger than your dog – and Harper says Canada will be the energy superpower and the environment leader of the world.

    Geez, "Steve" in case you haven't noticed – Canada may be large but we only a population of approx 33 million compared to the US's 300 million, China's billions, etc.

    Harper truly is embarrassing.  Don't you wonder what other international leaders think when Harper brings out his own country's dirty laundry with partisan shots?  None of the other leaders do this.  Harper is so immature.     

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