To everyone jumping on the band wagon on "we have to conserve resources because fossil fuel prices keep climbing...therefore, food prices, electricity prices, travel prices,... go up too" . . .
Here's some food for thought:
• Yes, times are changing and we should be more aware of reducing our ecological footprint.... so lets bike before driving, and recycle containers, etc... but also, ask "why is the average consumer being slapped with all this responsibility, while huge companies and our Government work against our efforts?"
• Canada is rich in fossil fuel from Natural gas to one of the world's top Oil reserves (in Alberta). The world in general is still very dependent on fossil fuel operations...despite the tremendous problems this causes.
• Instead of nationalizing our product and selling only the surplus of what we need (while selling to Canadians at a fair, lower rate), Canada sells everything to the U.S., then asks if there's any to buy back for our own survival...of course at a higher price.
• The U.S. actively prohibits Canada from cutting exports to them, even if we experience shortages!
"We cannot even guarantee eastern Canadians access to western crude," says John Dillon, economic justice researcher at KAIROS and co-author of the report.
• Meanwhile, places like Venezuala and the Mid-East are looking after their own people before exporting any resources.
Canada is like the ignorant cousin to the U.S.
We want to impress them by giving up anything they want, even if it means us doing without.
Why aren't our Goverment, NS Power, and other large organizations jumping on the conservation wagon with us hippies - Wind Power, Solar Power, and other renewable energy sources are available, and have been for years, yet only starting to pick up here now.
We need to model ourselves after places like Venezuela (with nationalizing), Holland (with biking and wind power), Curitiba, Brazil (with innovative transit), and other forward-thinking countries.
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