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Subject:  Re: Results of the power generation poll Date:  12/15/2018  5:12 PM
Author:  notehound Number:  549245 of 573556

Where do you get that misinformation. You are posting old per capita data for 2011.

Dear Jaagu,

Here's the link for the data I used:

If the data is old, I apologize and stand corrected. I'm not that confident in carbon figures, anyway, since I think they may be more politics than science.

Even if Canada has higher figures today than in 2011, I give them an "A" for effort. Frankly, I would give them a huge allowance for carbon just for being willing to occupy the space above the 49th Parallel.

Until the US, Europe, Asia, and South America get serious about re-forestation (huge swaths of Europe and Asia were de-forested hundreds or a thousand years ago or more), I don't give any sort of carbon allotment scheme much chance of making any difference whatsoever in the makeup of the Earth's atmosphere.

Many of the carbon accounting schemes are aimed more at extracting transfer payments which, when deposited into the accounts of 3rd world dictators, are more likely spent for private jets and other heavy polluters, than in efforts to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

I like Canada and I like Canadians, so I ascribe to them good intentions - since that is all that many of the world's carbon reduction programs amount to, anyway.

'Hound [tree hugger first, carbon tax payer second]
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