Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Harper Says Global Recovery Must Precede Environment

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will use Canada’s co-chairmanship of next year’s Group of 20 countries meeting to urge members to put economic recovery before efforts to protect the environment.

"Without the wealth that comes from growth, the environmental threats, the developmental challenges and the peace and security issues facing the world will be exponentially more difficult to deal with," Harper said in an address to South Korea’s National Assembly.

Fuck the planet! Go, tarsands, go! he did not need to add, as he left for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

This must be what CannedWest Ian MacDonald meant yesterday when he referred to Harper as "magisterial" and described how he "has assumed the mantle as well as the office."


Holly Stick said...

I wonder if he is in on this "Danish text"?

Alison said...

Holly's link : Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after 'Danish text' leak
"Developing countries react furiously to leaked draft agreement that would hand more power to rich nations, sideline the UN's negotiating role and abandon the Kyoto protocol.
The so-called Danish text, a secret draft agreement worked on by a group of individuals known as "the circle of commitment" – but understood to include the UK, US and Denmark.
The draft hands effective control of climate change finance to the World Bank; people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much under the proposals."

Oh well done, and it's only Day 2.
I think the US just lets Steve know afterwards, Holly.

Oemissions said...

Send their wives to a Wicca circle.
Deconstruct them.
They belong to a cult.The Corpcrap Cult. They need deprogramming.
Send them to a sweat lodge or 2 or 3 and them a Vision Quest.Or...
Tar and feather them somewhere in Alberta.

opit said...

Somewhere in Alberta ? Where would you tar and feather on environmental concerns better than the Tar Sands. Perhaps the kids from Fort Chip protesting online can get some traction out of it.
But I've gone weird. On the 1st of December I was playing around with searches on the NPT and global warming - both of which I blog about...and found a link to a staged disinformation campaign about signatories to the NPT and messaging designed to deprive poor nations of nuclear power.
Shock. I posted on My Opera and then brought it over to Blogger. I've had an absolutely amazing time since : blogging what are painted as nutcup positions....by respected senior scientists ?
Maybe not so much.
Start on Dec 4

Alison said...

Give me a few days to get there, Opit - I'm currently on the clunker til new pooter arrives.

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