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."
They also claim we’re about to be swallowed up by the sea. I don’t think Vancouverites believe that, because if they did, those expensive houses right on the waterfront, including David Suzuki’s preferred property, wouldn’t be the most expensive in the city.
But here's the key section, where it is resolved:
THAT Council direct staff to establish a “Climate and Equity” working group to provide guidance and support for the City’s efforts to transition off of fossil fuels in ways the priorities those most vulnerable to climate impacts and most in need of support in transitioning to renewable energy.
So it’s not really about controlling the weather. It’s about controlling people. Or “climate equity”. Which means changing how we live — changing the law, changing spending — using the climate emergency as the excuse.
Hey, here’s a helpful suggestion. It’s from Trudeau’s state broadcaster, the CBC, two weeks ago:
Vancouver home's $2,000 cat door built as part of package to fight climate change
West Vancouver residence showcases technology that will soon be part of Canada's building code
Spend four million dollars on an eco-friendly home. Spend $2,000 on a global warming friendly cat door.
I mean, once you save the world from the Soviet Union, saving people from the wrath of the sun itself is the obvious next step of crazy...
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