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So you want to change the world for the better?
A Saskatchewan version:
Step 1: turn 18 because you can't vote otherwise. Spend the first 18 years of your life without political influence unless you're an unusual character involved in party politics, student council and activism.
If you're not 18 this year, you're probably too late to take the lazy vote-only route. You have to take the lead like Greta.
Step 2, you write the local newspaper to express your concerns about there being less than #ElevenYears left to make at least 6.5% / year reductions to carbon emissions if we want to have a hope of surviving the climate crisis.
Your edited letter appears next to a columnist
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There's a seriously big turnout for climatologist David Phillips tonight at @NLGEOCENTRE. Let's hope he does some real talk on #climatechange. He's already given a pitch for #yyt + #windpower
Plenty of chuckles from the crowd about our crummy weather (wettest... windiest... etc) stats #nlwx
David talks about the transition
1) global warming
2) climate change
What's next? 3) atmospheric terrorism
#nlwx
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Lorrie Goldstein @sunlorrie
'Based on his performance since the scandal broke in early February, even setting aside the merits of the SNC-Lavalin issue, @justintrudeau deserves to lose in the fall. cbc.ca/news/opinion/c…#cdnpoli
Andrew Scheer @AndrewScheer
This is crazy. The Office of the Ethics Commissioner is supposed to investigate conflicts of interest, not take part in them. This calls into question the entire office and the legitimacy of its investigations.
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi @Imamofpeace
Trudeau, in my opinion, may be the biggest liar on planet earth today. He defended terrorist Omar Khadr more than his own lawyer did. Now, he’s saying that he knew nothing👇
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Your plan is to make life expensive. There has never been a single tax in history, that when imposed on its population, has made life more affordable...not one. #cdnpoli
Furthermore, your "climate" plan is to give tax dollars to multimillion $$ companies. See @cathmckenna latest spending announcement. Meanwhile the price of gas, diesel, jet fuel as well as home, business and commercial heating all go up. #cdnpoli
Exactly how does taking more $$ from people make life more affordable? It doesn't. It didn't work in BC with their carbon tax...it's not working in Alberta, and it certainly won't work nationwide. #cdnpoli
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I'm going to wait until tomorrow to fill up my tank. Every litre I pump without a carbon price is a litre my kids will have to pay for as they suck it out of the atmosphere. I pay my own way whenever I can, and that's why I'm glad to have a #CarbonTax. #cdnpoli
So yesterday I got frustrated with PC shenanigans and wrote this off-the-cuff response, and it blew up a bit.

While you're here, follow @KHayhoe for climate science facts, @David_Moscrop and @StewartPrest for #cdnpoli analysis, and of course @ElizabethMay for good politics.
Many more to mention, but my point is that I retweet smart people who know what they're talking about all day long, and it never gets this kind of attention. There ARE real facts and analysis out there, easily accessible. If you bear with me for a minute I'll summarize a bit:
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SCHEER CONSERVATIVES on PARIS AGREEMENT

House vote #119 October 5, 2016 was to adapt the #ParisAccord UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK.... which included #carbontax

The Conservatives voted NO

▶️ openparliament.ca/votes/42-1/119/
House vote #308 June 6 2017 was about meeting TARGETS of #ParisAccord

▶️ openparliament.ca/votes/42-1/308/

They voted Yes to meeting the TARGET as a good will gesture towards Environmental resp b/c a clean🌎 is in everyones interest.Committing 2 proposed targets isn't legally binding
#Scheer is still against Trudeau's dangerous #carbontax. He's been campaigning HARD on this.

Over a 1 1/2 yr and Scheer never committed to any fixed targets the LIBS incl Trudeau, Butts & McKenna have complained loudly about NO Commitment from Scheer
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Has anyone read the "Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends"? I'll paste it here. About 30 Nobel Laureate economists, 4 former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers have signed it this in favour of "#carbontax" (1)
Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends

Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action. Guided by sound economic principles, we are united in the following policy recommendations. (2)
I. A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary. (3)
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The carbon tax made me stop using my clothes dryer. I now rack dry, and my clothes don’t wear out as fast. The #carbontax is helping me save money!
Because of the #carbontax I think more about where things come from. That makes me look for more local product & support Alberta producers.
Because of the #carbontax I now walk more to local shops and support our local economy. Less Bug Box & more #ShopLocal
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THREAD: We wrapped @Davos #WEF19 today & I want to share my thoughts on the mood this year. Discussions focused on geopolitical & economic risks to the energy sector, #climatechange, optimism abt the pace & promise of technological innovation & outlook for clean energy.
Compared to 2018, the economic mood @Davos was more grim & subdued. Ongoing US-China trade dispute weighed heavily.. Many expect some resolution before March 2 deadline, but thorny issues in relationship will persist & China digging in for long-term. Brexit added to worries.
Last year’s lamenting by world leaders that the U.S. had withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement were replaced w/ deep concern that the U.S. has exited the world stage completely.
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I must respectfully disagree with my friend @SenJohnBarrasso ’s Op-Ed on the @nytimes.

I will explain why in this thread⬇️ nytimes.com/2018/12/18/opi…
1️⃣ The referendum result in Washington State looked like more relentless campaigning by the fossil fuel industry against #climate action;

without that industry onslaught, the #carbontax referendum there would probably have passed.

nytimes.com/2018/12/30/opi…
2️⃣ A #carbontax is not “expensive,” as in our proposals all the money goes back to the public.

Taxing #carbon moves energy markets toward cheaper renewables.
On balance, people save money.

Don’t forget that the savings from avoiding #climate catastrophes are immense.
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@MeetThePress seems to think we can control the weather...
Hey @JerryBrownGov if you leave all the kindling in the forest, expect fire moron.

It's not raking leaves you f*****g moron, it's clearing dead brush, AKA kindling, AKA fire starter.

Why not just start tossing crumpled up news paper into the forest? (same thing) Idiot.
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In a ridiculously simplified way, yes!
Taxing people to use resources required to live because they "pollute" is a sick lie! We cannot allow raw sewage dumps and uncontrolled littering and unnecessary pollution to continue to be a modern convenience b/c it's easier than caring.
We need proper incentives that allow people to actually save money on making changes that save energy/reduce emissions/save on residual bills so that they can spend in other areas... investments, businesses, education, vacation here and there.
Having people be able to invest or spend on commodities is what helps improve the economy. The more that hard working people have extra in their pocket, the more they are willing to put back into the whole economy, not forced to pay taxes destined to other countries.
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I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is 210,000 Ontario college students losing their funding.

thestar.com/politics/provi…

#onpoli #DougFord
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is minimum wage earners in Ontario losing a $2000 per year income increase.

huffingtonpost.ca/2018/10/23/ont…

#onpoli #Bill148 #15andFairness
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is taking away the ability to take time off work if you or your child has been threatened with/experienced sexual, physical, or domestic assault.

thestar.com/opinion/contri…

#onpoli #Bill148 #DougFord
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Today, @RepCurbelo and @RepBrianFitz introduced the Market Choice Act (MCA) to address the dangerous economic and environmental effects of greenhouse gas emissions. curbelo.house.gov/news/documents…
This legislation would eliminate the federal excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel (the “gas tax”), in favor of a tax on GHG emissions (a #carbontax) levied on fossil fuels and certain industrial facilities and products. See this article by @TimPuko wsj.com/articles/flori…
The goals of the Market Choice Act are to 1) to fund infrastructure by taxing GHG pollution; 2) spur significant reductions in carbon emissions; 3) and to offer a market alternative to the expansion of federal carbon regulations. niskanencenter.org/blog/legislati…
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Live tweeting from Morneaus speech to the Calgary chamber. MC, in her intro, points out the instability in the investment climate in Canada still exists in spite of yesterday’s announcement.
Prior to this, the MC noted that she forgot to introduce Premier Notley because they (the Chamber) “hadn’t seen much of her lately”.
Morneau makes a quip about Notley that falls flat.
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