January 17, 2019

Vancouver’s city council declares “climate emergency”: Here's what their plan is REALLY all about

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


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...

NEXT: David Menzies joins me to talk about the latest absurd example of political correctness destroying stand up comedy.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

 

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commented 2019-01-19 21:07:54 -0500
The clowns on the Vancouver City Council have been fully brainwashed by the climate alarmist narrative (Joseph Goebbels would be proud of such a successful propaganda campaign). They automatically accept every hysterical claim as gospel, without examination. For example:

Sea level rise. The City of Vancouver estimates it’ll cost $1B by the year 2100 for flood management due to sea level rise. This is provable nonsense. All they need do is check the Vancouver tidal gauge data which has records going back nearly a 100 years. NOAA keeps track of it along with every other tidal gauge on the planet. See here:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?id=822-071

For Vancouver, the rise is less than 2 inches per 100 years. And it’s a steady linear rise, with no sign of acceleration. At that rate, a 1 foot rise would take more than 600 years. Some “emergency”!
commented 2019-01-19 18:55:40 -0500
Andrew Stephenson their vehicles are not powered by Hydro.
commented 2019-01-19 17:46:14 -0500
Andrew Stephenson,
All that hydro electricity hurts the Salmon. Big issue amongst eco radicals.
commented 2019-01-19 14:45:59 -0500
Colin Cramton commented 1 day ago
Hey, Vancouver, the minute that “renewable energy” sources
are truly efficient, greenies will vilify them as the bird and bat KILLERS that they are.

BC is nearly entirely powered by hydroelectricity, and the bit of fossil power they do use will dieappear once Site C opens. (yes, a bit of damage from that, but not any worse than digging up coal).
commented 2019-01-19 12:19:04 -0500
All these sheeple that believe in the “goreisms” spread by uneducated environmentalists should spend a bit of time researching the actual concentration and effects of CO2 on the planet.
Then, perhaps they would see what frauds David Suzuki, Al Gore, Maurice Strong and Micheal “the hockey stick” man really are.
These bozos have perpetrated a fraud on all of humanity simply to line their pockets and those of the filthy rich that control every aspect of the world economy from manufacturing to war.
Meanwhile, millions are suffering since they have no food, heat or light because we cannot burn fossil fuels.
What a load of BS!
commented 2019-01-18 15:52:35 -0500
- A bunch of phoneys using pseudoscience to justify their empty virtue signaling. There is no substance to these people. The climate hysterics depend heavily on ignorance to sell their nonsense. You can tell this whenever you question one of their zealots.

- The left hate comedy, they want it eliminated. They hate joy & love, it offends them. Carbon is the building block of life, they consider it to be a poison or pollutant. This is the mindset of today’s left.
commented 2019-01-18 14:19:43 -0500
On the other hand,
If I learn more about BC, I’m going to go crazy too.
I assume as much for all of Canada.
This will hurt. It will not be over quickly. BC needs a lot of help.
commented 2019-01-18 14:15:46 -0500
I wanna say so much about BC… And the Rebel…BUT I CAN’T!
I’m gonna explode here.
I swear to God, I hope the correspondent to BC if there is one is cool.
I can’t handle it otherwise!
Good Luck Rebel!
Open the door to BC!
commented 2019-01-18 11:49:45 -0500
Zuzana, Liza, Maybe Ezra will address the lack of a BC reporter tonight, as he is filling us in on The Rebel’s changes?
commented 2019-01-18 10:21:46 -0500
Well at least the rest of Canada knows where to find any missing boobs, university professors and assorted retired NDP policy wonks.

And let’s not forget that Vancouver is the city that thought taking the people’s money and buying the city’s upper management Toyota Prius’s was a great idea . . .. . until it was noted that most of these four wheeled virtue signals were being driven around on their gasoline engines.

Canada’s ‘left coast’. It must be the mountain air that makes them loopy.
commented 2019-01-18 10:19:57 -0500
Well at least the rest of Canada knows where to find any missing boobs, university professors and assorted retired NDP policy wonks.

And let’s not forget that Vancouver is the city that thought taking the people’s money and buying the city’s upper management Toyota Prius’s was a great idea . . .. . until it was noted that most of these four wheeled virtue signals were being driven around on their gasoline engines.

Canada’s ‘left coast’. It must be the mountain air that makes them loopy.
commented 2019-01-18 09:34:48 -0500
Thanks for the heads up, Ron Joseph. Maybe I’ll have to do it on a cost plus basis.
commented 2019-01-18 09:21:35 -0500
Vancouver-the San Francisco of the north a cesspool of absolute stupidity turning into another shithole!!
commented 2019-01-18 08:23:06 -0500
Hey, Vancouver, the minute that “renewable energy” sources
are truly efficient, greenies will vilify them as the bird and bat KILLERS that they are.
commented 2019-01-18 07:44:05 -0500
“It is no more difficult to turn a door knob than push down on a stupid lever. Arthritic or no.”

Says one who obviously does not have arthritis in the joints in the hand. I hope you never do.
commented 2019-01-18 03:48:05 -0500
That is an excellent summation Liza Rosie! Canadians of Eastern European birth who once festered under Communist rule do no favours by not passing on that heart wrenching and sickening epoch’s information to their children… Their grandparents starved to death in the Gulag and Soviet society subsisted on neighbours snitching on neighbours to the NKVD… And the scars of those Soviet years STILL infest Eastern European countries in many ways to this very day… It’s one thing to make your kids happy on fairy tales and the mindless pablum of today’s TV… It’s another thing not to prepare them from the mindset of the Commies who would DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!…
commented 2019-01-18 02:09:30 -0500
Door knobs forever!
It is no more difficult to turn a door knob than push down on a stupid lever. Arthritic or no. Give me a break. I replaced all levers with door knobs.
commented 2019-01-18 02:04:48 -0500
Al Peterson—-In BC the City Door handle inspector would show up and inspect your work. He gets $400.00 a day as he took so many Gov’t courses to be certified.
commented 2019-01-18 01:11:36 -0500
Here’s the thing about Nuclear Weapons Free Zones. They work a treat until, say, the Chinese get PO’s and plunk a warhead on your head. Then the nuke free zone stops working.
commented 2019-01-18 01:09:08 -0500
Does this mean they will not provide services that taxes are actually supposed to pay for?
commented 2019-01-18 01:08:38 -0500
This may amaze you all.

I replaced my door knobs with handles all by myself. I did not even wait for a government mandate nor did I use a government grant. I just up and bought new door handles and swapped out the old door knobs. It is actually quite simple. They sell them at what is called “home centres”. At least here in Manitoba they do.

In BC you may need to take a government approved course and buy permits and get approval from city council and perhaps only use lock-sets that are certified organic.

If you folks in Vancouver find this difficult I can come and do it for you for a small fee- say $400 per door. The question is, “How did the fool and his money get together in the first place?”.
commented 2019-01-18 00:43:19 -0500
“Having grown up in a communist country.”
Zuzana, if only we could transfer your experience with authoritarian government oppression onto the entitled snowflakes which comprise a large portion of Canada’s voting population. The Children of the parents who experienced the death camps etc. didn’t want to swamp their kids with their sorrow (Polish kids in my neighbourhood got more of the reality passed down to them than I did) But I grew up with the sorrow in the background always.

The children born from my generation (millennial’s) were more or less spared. There is no reference for them. It should have been a part of their formative education but we spared them thinking we were home free/ Big mistake. Freedom and liberty must be protected by every generation. Those who come before must pass that important reality down to the next generation. It is something that has been sorely neglected in the west. The war never ended, it was only waiting. The time is ripe now and we are all in big trouble because we did not prepare our children in the west.
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I agree that there is a lot going on in BC and a Rebel reporter keeping ‘lotus land’ on its toes these days would be a good idea. I hope we see that again soon.
commented 2019-01-18 00:32:43 -0500
The city of Vancouver has a climate emergency like I have a death emergency. The climate changing, like death, is inevitable and trying to reduce its effects by 1.5% is like living 2 months longer than I would have otherwise. Maybe. I’m not prepared to give up bacon, driving a car, lying in the sun, drinking wine, flying in airplanes, having children, campfires, plastic, waterproof shoes, fireworks, pharmaceutical medicine, steel and pvc product production for fire suppression systems in buildings for the possibility of maybe living for 2 more months in my 78 year life. And I’d probably die 6 years earlier without all these things. Its behavior control now that is their goal. And your money. Resist these charlatans and self serving vain politicians. Shame on them for shaming us.
Sure be clean and a good citizen but this is ridiculous.
commented 2019-01-18 00:19:45 -0500
Ron Joseph,
Sliding doors too.
commented 2019-01-18 00:13:49 -0500
Ron Joseph,
Rich seniors in Vancouver have key pads I believe.
😄 Enough with the crazy! The whole country knows now.
commented 2019-01-18 00:10:18 -0500
Ken Martinson,
I don’t believe that was a polite comment. True or otherwise.
I believe in the chartered freedoms and what constitues as a privilidge within a group or company otherwise.
commented 2019-01-18 00:06:34 -0500
Andy, I don’t know.
But I’ll see you in the gulag and save you half my boiled grass. I’m on a diet.
All I know is since the viet cong operated out of that area and there are still plenty of explosives about, the area is tied to communism.
Given what I just read on Wikipedia… I know that’s a questionable source, women recieve equal pay for equal work since the early part of last century.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Cambodia
I don’t know why she may be preaching to the choir.
commented 2019-01-18 00:05:32 -0500
Karen, The Rebels from the rest of Canada will put you and I in the same crazy category as Vancouver City Council if we continue to talk about door knobs.

Council’s flawed thinking for banning doorknobs was it is easier for a Senior to pull down a door handle than turn a door knob. What they didn’t think of was the Senior has to put the key in the small hole to unlock the door.

In conclusion if they can unlock the door, they can turn the knob.
commented 2019-01-18 00:04:35 -0500
The whole “climate emergency” fiasco is evidently taking a “tone of desperation” these days as the effects of the next solar minimum start to be felt… Just as the Central and Eastern States and Provinces settle in for one of the harshest winters on record, the “climate gurus” are trying to introduce their insane policies on school boards, and governments from the municipal to federal levels…. Talk about trying to “whistle past the graveyard”….
commented 2019-01-18 00:04:24 -0500
Ezra didn’t look all that well today. A funeral can do that, i suppose.