Sunday, December 13, 2015
The Climate Agreement and the Con Planet Burners
It's not a perfect deal. It's the product of compromise, so it may not be enough to do what needs to be done.
It remain to be see whether the countries who signed it, will have the political will to implement it.
So that our beautiful little blue planet can be spared from the worst effects of catastrophic climate change.
But because so many signed that deal, it is historic, and it is worth celebrating.
Because when so many people from so many nations start thinking and acting like humans.
Instead of just citizens of countries whose borders can't be seen from outer space...
It is progress. It is a step in the right direction, to try to save the only home of ALL of us.
Even if it is, as the New York Times' Justin Gillis writes, just a healing step not a cure.
Scientists who closely monitored the talks here said it was not the agreement that humanity really needed. By itself, it will not save the planet.
The great ice sheets remain imperiled, the oceans are still rising, forests and reefs are under stress, people are dying by tens of thousands in heat waves and floods, and the agriculture system that feeds seven billion human beings is still at risk.
But at least now there seems to be the political will to tackle the threat, and I'm grateful to all the activists who fought so hard to push their leaders to do the right thing.
And will have to keep pushing, if we are to save the world for the all the future generations that will inherit it.
And as a Canadian I'm proud that after being part of the problem for so long, our government was finally able to be part of the solution.
And helped bring countries together.
A "thrilled' Catherine McKenna said Saturday that Canadian spirit played a role in the Paris climate agreement.
McKenna, who had a more prominent role at the conference after being named a facilitator by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, said the deal shows multilateralism works and that countries can come together for a common purpose and for the better of future generations.
"There were divergences of opinion but it's a Canadian spirit that we could do that (reach a deal), bring people together, to find agreement that it's important to have friendship."
With the same spirit and genius for compromise that helped build this country.
And of course, all progressive Canadians should be eternally grateful that we were able to defeat this monstrous planet burner....
For if we hadn't defeated him just in the nick of time, there would have been no climate agreement.
And after trying and failing to kill our country, he might have succeeded in torching our planet.
And in that regard, I note that Rona Ambrose was the only leader of a Canadian political party not to tweet a single line about its successful conclusion...
Because like her depraved fallen leader she too is a greasy oil pimp and a ghastly planet burner.
But the good news is that we did defeat them, we did crush them, we did humiliate those crazy Con monkeys.
Hell will freeze over before we ever allow them to govern this country again.
And at the very last minute we did help save the world.
Isn't that wonderful?
And isn't this beautiful?
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