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Climate Change


Gerald Butts

October 22, 2019

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I hope the lesson liberals take from #elxn43 is that you can win with a strong climate change policy.

I hope the lesson conservatives take is it’s going to be harder and harder to win without one.

First, climate change policy has NOTHING to do with electability. It has EVERYTHING to do with saving the planet and preventing extinction.

Second, the climate change policy and strategy of the Trudeau-Butts government is a disaster. Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes succumbed to gale force winds, flooding and downed power lines on Halloween. It was all trick and no treat.


There is one particular image which illustrates the effects of climate change. The photo was taken on Halloween. The position of the Old Scow above Niagara Falls has remained the same for 101 years. With 94 km/h gusts the scow has now moved closer to the Falls.

In a sense, the Old Scow is almost like an old fashioned Doomsday Clock. As the Doomsday Clock approaches midnight, so, too does the Old Scow approach the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. According to the Earth Observatory of Nasa "In the past century alone, the temperature has climbed 0.7 degrees Celsius, roughly ten times faster than the average rate of ice-age-recovery warming."

This summer I took my Chinese guests to Niagara Falls. We went on the Maid of the Mist. However, I wouldn't look forward to having the Old Scow fall down the Falls as we were below it. With about five boats out at any one time at peak season there is always one boat under the Falls.