November 09, 2015

How your bathtub reveals the "inconvenient truth" about Notley's "climate change" schemes

Josh FisherRebel Blogger

Right now, my Facebook is split between rural Albertans criticizing the NDP, and those around the University of Alberta, sharply criticizing anyone blaming the government for the province's economic woes.

I find it incredibly tiresome hearing the same argument over and over again by government supporters:

“The government is not to blame for the layoffs occurring in the oil and gas industry. These are due to depressed oil prices. Laid off workers need to find a scapegoat to funnel their frustration, and the provincial government is the convenient target.”

True, the WTI oil price is in the dumps right now. But oil sands crude doesn’t sell at WTI prices -- it sells at the marked down Western Canada Select price.

Why is it marked down?

Because even though WCS is a lower grade type of oil, it is dogged by one monumental problem:

The lack of pipeline infrastructure makes it expensive to get the product to global markets.

Well, we can thank our enlightened environmental crusaders for that, including some in the present government. (Graham Mitchell, anyone?) Anti-pipeline lobby groups have smothered new pipeline approvals in Alberta. So much for Big Oil’s lobby money.

I’ll play the devil’s advocate and accept the premise that climate change is here, and if humanity doesn’t act to stop it, we will drive ourselves into extinction.

This brings us to Notley’s inconvenient truth:

Regardless of what the NDP government does to the Albertan oil and gas sector, it cannot make the slightest dent in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

This is undisputable.

Here’s an analogy:

Let's imagine the world's total greenhouse gas emissions as filling a standard 80L bathtub.

If the Alberta oil sands completely shut down tomorrow, global greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by the equivalent of a half cup of water (118mL) or only 0.16%.

If we take the emission target reduction that's part of Alberta's new carbon tax (minus 5 megatonnes of C02 per year compared to the amount before the tax) that 118mL of water falls to 29.5mL.

Not only this, but every year a new bathtub is created, minus the 29.5mL of course.

Undaunted by reality, the NDP supporter will parrot Notley herself:

“But Alberta must take a leading role on combating climate change."

So what does this mysterious leading role consist of? What does a country (or province) have to do to attain this “leading role”? What are the ramifications if a country does not have a “leading role” in combating climate change?

Well, it turns out that China has been underestimating (i.e. lying) their greenhouse gas emissions by one billion tonnes of CO2.

That figure is over 18 times larger than the amount emitted by the entire Albertan oil sands.

And who can say these Chinese emission levels are accurate? We’re talking about a communist dictatorship that lies when the truth becomes inconvenient.

But wait, it gets better.

China promises it is going to do its part to combat climate change.

Just not for the next 15 years.

And during each of these 15 years, they are allowed to drastically increase their emission levels. What glorious communist progress!

I can confidently say that China will suffer no ramifications related this one billion tonne gap in their data.

This is because, in the real world, being a "leader" or a laggard in "combating climate change" has no tangible value.

The goal of the climate change conference in Paris this December won’t be to reduce output sufficiently enough to “stop climate change;" China’s actions alone has shown the impossibility of this task.

The Paris conference is simply a thinly veiled attempt by poorer nations to get money from the richer ones, as their penance for the alleged sin of developing the most prosperous society mankind has ever seen.

Notley and the NDP believe that if Alberta can phase out the dirty ol’ tar sands, they’ll be able to claim a smug superiority and sleep tight knowing the bathtub has a half-cup less.

Collateral damage in the form of a destroyed economy needn’t worry them, for as long as they feel morally superior, all is good and well.



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commented 2015-11-11 18:33:04 -0500
Facists Universities, fluoridated students and faculty, treasonest political parties since Stelmach and now notley!! And Trudeau! Gonna be a tough road ahead. Teach your kids /grandkids to stay out of groupie think!
commented 2015-11-10 18:34:32 -0500
Moore has the scientific creds in this arena , unlike the Suzukis, Notleys, Trudeaus, Obamas, and Gores of the world. Ignorance is such a porous security blanket.
commented 2015-11-10 13:42:47 -0500
We need this proclaimed by law and endorsed by several highly credible Scientests and Science Institutions!
Other than the institute that proclaimed the fraud science numbers: East Anglia University IPCC! That the United Nations has accepted and adopted! That may be so but their Science is Faulty and their so called Consensuses ia absolute inaccurat and wrong!
commented 2015-11-10 13:28:19 -0500
“… Moore joined the committee in 1971 and, as Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter wrote, “Moore was quickly accepted into the inner circle on the basis of his scientific background, his reputation [as an environmental activist], and his ability to inject practical, no-nonsense insights into the discussions.”wiki
Great video, short, factual, to the point.
The problem is, you’re preaching to the converted. The people who need to hear this, and Moore’s message aren’t listening…
The problem is, all the logic, fact, common sense and moral absolutes that may be offered to the man-made-global-warming-hoax-deniers, will be rejected out of hand because these people were not indoctrinated or brainwashed through their intellect, they were conditioned or programmed through their emotions…
You can take a holophobic liberal to a gun range and maybe change his mind with reality.
You can take an anti-meat-tree-huggin’-whatever on a horseback ride around the ranch looking at cows living naturally and maybe change his mind with reality.
But how do you do that with someone who will always have the same conditioned response that you are an evil nasty denier and who thinks you’re nuts and just ain’t going to listen to you or hear you!?
This is the same problem with all other areas of ‘liberalism’ today. The robot-programming is unassailable with reason.
That’s the problem…
commented 2015-11-10 12:59:59 -0500
Most people have no idea what percentage of the atmosphere CO2 is, it’s .05%, that is next to nothing. Then there is concern about methane which they call and even stronger GHG, it’s measured in PPM (Parts Per Million) that is even smaller than next to nothing.
commented 2015-11-10 11:26:32 -0500
Years ago, I saw a video presentation by a mining association (can’t remember if it was national or provincial/territorial) that demonstrated the ramifications if the mining industry were to be shut down. At that time there was a lot of protesting of metals mining in the Yukon and Northern BC. The video basically went through the various metals being mined and, as each metal disappeared, so did regular household items made with or from that metal. At the end of the video a family of four was sitting in an empty house with the walls falling down. A video like that, of what would disappear should the oil industry be shut down, would be instructive.
commented 2015-11-10 10:21:36 -0500
Someone (are you listening, TheRebel?) needs to create a video demonstrating that bit about water in a bathtub.
commented 2015-11-10 10:15:45 -0500
Josh concluded by summarizing the overall objective of this climate change madness as being “simply a thinly veiled attempt by poorer nations to get money from the richer ones”, in support, providing a link to a post by Tim Ball entitled, “Trudesau, May to push socialist , anti-progress agenda at Paris Climate Conference”:
I would like to focus on the word *socialist*in the title of Tim Ball’s post. In the lead up to the recent election the Communist Party of Canada rolled out its election platform:
For example, in this video, Miguel Figueroa, leader of the Communist Party of Canada, explains, as part of the CPC’s platform, “How would the Communist Party combat climate change?”:
Some highlights:
- First of all, would immediately stop any new development on the Alberta tar sands and close down within 5 years
- No to dangerous pipelines (Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, Line 9, Energy East, etc.)
- Moratorium on exploration and development of shale gas through fracking
- Instead, would create jobs through renewable energy while phasing our coal, nuclear energy and reliance on fossil fuels
- Would fund high-speed rail connections (Remember, Ezra’s post: “Immoral”: Now Notley’s Alberta NDP “want to build a bloody monorail”: )
- Transition to a sustainable environment in order to reduce the impact on climate change and Canada’s contribution to it
- Put people and the environment first, not profits (this last one is a cruel joke!)
Noteworthy and uncanny how well what the Communists want for this country aligns with what Notley in Alberta and the other politicians on the ‘progressive’ bandwagon, including Trudeau, Mulcair, Wynne (ON), Selinger (MB), Clark (BC), Coulillard (QC), want!
commented 2015-11-10 09:12:07 -0500
WAYNE ALLEN, “Environmentalism is now based on faith. It used to be based on science, but that was a long time ago”.

ANDY MIRLACH, “Climate Change”? "We were promised GLOBAL WARMING by the so called settled science. Trouble is, every single alarmist Co2 Model has failed the scientific method. Not one has skillfully predicted recent climate. If it is not predictive it is not scientific.”

“It used to be based on science” and “If it is not predictive, it is not scientific.” Very true. However, WAYNE ALLEN, as you note, “Environmentalism is now based on faith”, since it relies upon a new corrupted form of ‘science’, so-called, known as Post-Normal Science, which I had called attention to previously with respect to “Notley still pushing carbon tax ahead of Paris climate talks while Alberta bleeds jobs”. Again:
I have been utterly amazed that that the world has become so unhinged that it embraces such an obvious fantasy as man-made, climate change! However, I didn’t realize how badly unhinged it had become. Turns out that climate change falls under the realm of a new form of ‘science’, an aberration called Post-Normal Science (PNS). PNS should be added to the compendium of mental disorders, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Under PNS, it not so much an enterprise to pursue the truth, but, rather, its purpose is to serve a post-modern, politically-correct (‘progressive’) agenda. As explained in this article, “Climate Change and the Death of Science”, science has been perverted into a political movement, to be harnessed in service to a pre-determined political end goal:
From that article, listen carefully to the words of Mike Hulme, very active in the global warming movement and once described as “one of the UK’s most distinguished and high-profile climate scientists”, who is one of the exponents of post-normal science: “[The] chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, recently urged the media to focus on the ‘scientific rationale for action’ rather than the political aspects of climate…I disagree… In the end , politics will always trump sciencewe need better politics , not better science ”. There you have it, as summarized by the placards carried by the left-wing environmentalists: “System change, not climate change!”.
commented 2015-11-10 01:51:11 -0500
More is absolutely right , but the governments can’t pick your pockets for no reason they have to lie through their teeth and get a bunch of halfwits and morons to go along with their garbage . Oh yeah this halfwits and morons they voted for Nottely and they voted for Trudeau that about says it all .
commented 2015-11-10 00:48:19 -0500
With the collapse of the Soviet Union the left wingers went from communism to greenism. They brought the intolerance, totalitarianism and ideology of communism with them. They also took over the name that the commies called themselves which was “progressives”. They have no problem with making people poor in order to preserve abstract principles. The environmental movement has become a dysfunctional religion just like communism was and still is. Environmentalism is now based on faith. It used to be based on science, but that was a long time ago.
commented 2015-11-09 22:41:11 -0500
“Climate Change”? We were promised GLOBAL WARMING by the so called settled science. Trouble is, every single alarmist Co2 Model has failed the scientific method. Not one has skillfully predicted recent climate. If it is not predictive it is not scientific. The consensus relies upon models that have failed 100% of the time. It’s all they have. Empirical observations have refuted the failed CAGW “hypothesis”. According to NOAA’s 2008 State of the Climate Report. “Near-zero and even negative trends are common for intervals of a decade or less in the simulations, due to the model’s internal climate variability. The simulations rule out (at the 95% level) zero trends for intervals of 15 yr or more, suggesting that an observed absence of warming of this duration is needed to create a discrepancy with the expected present-day warming rate.” It has now been over 19 years with no warming. The Models have been compared to experiment and have been proven WRONG! Well beyond the 95% level. Professor Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate in Physics said, “It does not matter who you are, or how smart you are, or what title you have, or how many of you there are, and certainly not how many papers your side has published, if your prediction is wrong then your hypothesis is wrong. Period.”
commented 2015-11-09 20:25:23 -0500
Almost 97% of CO2 isn’t even man made which everyone forgets, and is a bit player as greenhouse gas. If you want to get the real culprit, they have to go after water vapor. It’s all about destroying the free market capitalist system and replacing it with a neo, already failed Marxist Leninist system.
commented 2015-11-09 20:16:00 -0500
Bob Worc

Communism is has always been based on a lie, and 2015 has nothing to do with it.
commented 2015-11-09 19:53:29 -0500
Lets all do like Bob and take advice form phonies who burn more carbon in one day than any of us do in one year.
commented 2015-11-09 19:50:31 -0500
Hey NDP supporters the price was lower for almost the first half of the 2000’s why was unemployment so low and why was i a and everyone i know busy all that time , i had to turn down jobs. Please give me your phony excuses for that.
commented 2015-11-09 19:49:14 -0500
Chris F well put, i wonder if Bob thinks all the ice is melted like the idiots he believes said?
commented 2015-11-09 19:48:18 -0500
Bob sorry but that is crap , we do not need your approval to have a differing opinion. Your denial of others to debate is a sign that you are wrong and do not want to face the truth.
commented 2015-11-09 18:58:59 -0500
It’s 2015- mindless belief in catastrophic global warming without any proof is no longer credible. Models aren’t proof and they’re the only place where disasters happen.
It’s quite amazing that the witch burners will now point to a storm and say “I can see man’s fingerprints all over this storm” and so many gullible people will nod their heads in agreement.
My god you people are pathetic.
commented 2015-11-09 18:45:51 -0500
Time to start culling some Canadians
commented 2015-11-09 18:05:35 -0500
Its 2015 – Climate denial is no longer credible even for conservatives. Its time to explore reasonable policies to reduce GHGs to levels that will assure a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren. Conservatives should be part of that conversation but if they choose to sit it out to placate the fossil fuel interests, then the rest of us will just move on.