In 1983, Vancouver declared itself to be a nuclear weapons free zone.
City council voted on this, and passed into law.
And it worked! It's been over 30 years and sure enough, nuclear weapons have never been used in Vancouver...
Today, let me announce to the world the next target of the city of Vancouver’s aldermen:
Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to declare a climate emergency.
Now that the motion has passed, city staff will come up with new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and set new climate change targets.
It's true: The people who ended the Cold War now want to end the Hot War, or whatever they think is going on with the weather.
(Which is weird, because Vancouver’s weather is pretty mild compared to the rest of the country. If you can stand the rain, it’s great.)
I don’t feel like there's a climate emergency. Because no-one in the world is acting like it’s an emergency — and by that, I mean the people who claim it’s an emergency. They still jet around — in fact, the UN’s global warming conferences are always in exotic locales around the world, with tens of thousands of important people coming to them by jet. As opposed to just talking, say, over Skype or online.
Vancouver City Council blames this climate emergency in part on "record-setting wildfires." But 29 huge fires in B.C. in the past four years were caused by criminal arsonists, not "global warming."