“We continue to not hit our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” she says.
“We’ve already missed two complete targets. The 2020 target we’re not going to hit as wellâ€¦ During that same time that we’ve had all these targets, we’ve developed eight to 10, 11, 12 different plans, and our emissions just keep rising.”
See Canadian government gets ‘failing grade’ in climate change planning, says environment commissionerAmen! At least someone in the Canadian government gets it. Business as usual is going to get us into some very unusual pain. It’s far better to cut fossil fuels out sooner rather than later. Driving smarter electrically is a low hanging fruit of this tree. Do the maths. With battery electric vehicles one can drive 4-5 times farther for the same use of energy and there’s no CO2 released in the process. Heating our homes electrically can be done too by switching from simple furnaces to high-efficiency gas furnaces or heat pumps. There’s a huge inventory of cars, homes, factories, schools and offices that could be converted rather quickly. Just get on with it. Set a goal or deadline and stick to it. I’ve already ordered my electric car and my home uses geothermal heating. I plan to add some photovoltaic panels in addition to our passive heating too. What’s holding you back?
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.