In a news flash that is every bit as shocking as the sun rising today, a new poll indicates that Canadians are just not that in to paying exorbitant costs associated with the feds’ fantastical fight to fix climate change.
In a report published on Thursday (Carbon Tax: Perceptions of insufficient rebates, cost of living concern and questions over efficacy send support plummeting), pollster Angus Reid said:
“Canadians have consistently voiced concerns over the increasing cost of living over the past two years, with that issue now standing as the top one for most of the population…. Since late 2019, the proportion of Canadians concerned about climate change as a top issue has dropped by half.”
It seems that Canadians are more interested in having something under the Christmas tree for their loved ones – and not having only icicles for tree ornaments – than contending with an avalanche of sky-high consumer costs that comes with misguided climate policies.
Are Canadians finally waking up to the reality that those who jingle climate alarm bells the loudest have an agenda that is more about virtue signalling, manipulation, and money than preserving the environment?
According to the Angus Reid report, “… as cost of living concerns appear more pressing in the eyes of most Canadians, there is also significant doubt in the impact of carbon taxes generally. Two-thirds (65%) of Canadians feel like they aren’t having any real impact by paying carbon taxes. One-quarter (25%) feel they are making a difference, but few (5%) believe it is of great impact.”
The federal government pretends to be Santa with a sleigh full of rebates and clean air for all, but it is actually putting the Scrooge to Canadian industry – and therefore Tiny Tim and the rest of the family – through its carbon-pricing scheme and other costly and ineffective climate policies.
They are, in effect, ghosting Christmas Present in the spirit of a Climate Crisis Yet to Come. What the dickens were they thinking?
Now, we at BIG Media Ltd. did not need a terrifying nocturnal tour to see that something in our lives was really amiss. I prefer my life lessons to come from Bob — rather than Jacob — Marley, but I will not reggae-le you with Redemption Songs from Christmases past. We saw this coming.
Over the last two years, we have published articles by scientists Brad Hayes, Laurie Weston and Oliver Kuhn illustrating how an ill-founded narrative and major policy sins were sure to come back to haunt us:
- Return to sensible energy policy – a painful but necessary transition
- What the world needs is energy education and pragmatic energy policy
- Energy fundamentals – an essential element of the transition discussion
- Putting global emissions in perspective
- It’s time to start setting realistic goals for energy transition
- What the International Energy Agency is actually telling us
- Recognizing roots of global energy crisis might help us move toward solutions
As many of us awaken from cerebral slumber, and our “environmental leaders” don their PJs (private jets) for the next climate conference, I leave you with a relevant quote from the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol: “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”