“Carbon Pollution” Claptrap
Written by Dr Klaus L E Kaiser
When will the governments (and their all too numerous “useful idiots” of the media) state the unadulterated truth to the people?
Carbon (like in wood, coal, oil, natural gas) is an energy source—not a “pollutant”
Presumably, any government has the right to levy a tax on anything they want. In that sense, a tax on “carbon” or any energy source would be no different than a tax on food or clothing; it’s all coming out of your pocket. However, the right to levy taxes does not give government a right to call “carbon” (by their interpretation really meaning “carbon dioxide”) as a form of “pollution.”
NO, carbon dioxide is NOT pollution, none whatsoever!
YES, carbon dioxide is a VITAL constituent of the atmosphere!
Whether Canada’s recently elected Prime Minister or any of the country’s provincial premiers think that a “carbon tax” is a good thing or not is all irrelevant. Governments always have the option to place levies and taxes on anything they choose. Whether the people they claim to represent and work for will find such charges acceptable or not can be gauged on the outcome of the next general election.
One thing that I cannot excuse, however, is for any government that claims to live by common standards of communication and honesty, to fail in providing facts and truthful information to its citizenry. And, quite frankly, IMHO, the previous government of this great country of Canada had seven years’ time to set the record straight but missed the opportunity. They had all the resources necessary to educate the citizenry to respect the country’s reliance on natural resources and feel good about our “carbon.”
Yes, dear government, you have the right to tax the hell out of us poor schmucks but you do not-I repeat, you do not – have the right to tell us lies, neither about “carbon pollution” nor anything else!