Help Educate Mark Carney
Carney needs to understand that Canada's oil and gas is not the problem, but the solution.
Here's an inconvenient truth.
The largest quantity of global greenhouse gas emissions come from China and the United States.
This seems pretty obvious, but when put on the spot Mark Carney, the UN’s Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of Canada, struggled to acknowledge this reality.
As a Canadian, he should obviously be aware that despite being one of the world’s largest energy producers, Canada accounts for just 1.6% of total global emissions, in large part due to its world-class regulatory and technological advancements.
If making real progress on lowering global emissions is indeed the goal, then Canada’s primary contribution should be ensuring Asian markets still dependent on coal to power their electrical grids have access to significantly cleaner Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Canadian LNG will have a demonstrably cleaner environmental footprint than other world LNG projects, and will be critical in the race to replace coal, particularly in China and India.
It looks like Mr. Carney needs to learn a few facts before supporting the phasing out of Canada's energy sector.
Using the form to the right you can send him a letter to make sure he understands that Canada's oil and gas is not the problem, but the solution.