Everytime I write an environmental post, or read someone else's, invariably some Conservative asshat drives by and brings the requisite Tory line. Kyoto is a flawed process, Energuide was inefficient, emissions rose under the Liberals, the Chinese are building 100 coal-fired generators, Canada will kill it's economy while accomplishing little, blah, blah, blahbladdy, blah. Never, and I mean never does any apologist offer an alternative, it's just pure negativity.
I like to deal in relativities. Were all existing initiatives a complete success, that don't require improvement? Absolutely not, we need to see exponential progress. However, when you compare where we were to this embarrassing sideshow, accompanied by laughable legislation, it starts to look like environmental utopia- that is how bad this government has performed.
We are entering year-two, and the Kyoto haters still don't have an alternative. What happened to "made in Canada"? I want the apologists to sprinkle some ideas into the conversation, in other words put up or shut up. You don't get to blame and criticize for eternity. You don't get to twist everything so it fits into an outdated ideology. I tire of dodge and weave, and thankfully so are the vast majority of Canadians.