Pipeline protesters linked arms to physically block Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland from entering a meeting at Halifax City Hall.
Freeland planned to meet with Halifax Mayor Mike Savage on Wednesday, but a group of protesters standing in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in British Columbia blocked the front door of the building.
“No thank you, no thank you,” a protester told Freeland, adding that she may need to call the police to remove the group. “This will not happen. This meeting is not happening.”
The mob is winning. CN has temporarily closed down part of its network and warned of threats to the transportation of food, grain, de-icing fluid for airports and propane for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
In the face of this declaration of disorder, our politicians have been supine. Justin Trudeau is overseas, campaigning for a UN Security Council seat but encouraged all parties to use dialogue to resolve the problem.
J.J. Ruest, the president and CEO of CN Rail, said in a statement Tuesday the railway has no choice but to temporarily shutter “significant” parts of its network because blockades by Indigenous protesters near Belleville, Ont., and New Hazelton, B.C., have made train movements in the rest of the country all but impossible.
“We are currently parking trains across our network, but due to limited available space for such, CN will have no choice but to temporarily discontinue service in key corridors unless the blockades come to an end,” Ruest said.
Ruest said the protests threaten industry across the country, including the transport of food and consumer items, grain, de-icing fluid at airports, construction materials, propane to Quebec and Atlantic Canada, and natural resources like lumber, aluminum and coal.
Anthony Furey: A judge warned us in 2013 that endless blockades were coming to Canada
So the courts have ruled that the protesters must leave. It’s the job of the police to enforce the law. But the police have instead made a choice to not enforce the law and are instead “monitoring the situation” and “maintaining a dialogue”. Meanwhile, the Ontario Solicitor General’s office, which is responsible for the OPP, shirked responsibility by simply telling Postmedia that “the Minister cannot direct police operations”.
This is far from the first time law enforcement in Ontario has failed to do their job. In fact, an Ontario Superior Court judge even issued a stark warning several years ago about what would happen if this contempt for court injunctions on the part of the police continues.
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A climate advocacy group called Skeptical Science hosts a list of academics that it has labeled “climate misinformers.” The list includes 17 academics and is intended as a blacklist. We know of this intent because one of the principals of Skeptical Science, a blogger named Dana Nuccitelli, said so last Friday, writing of one academic on their list, “if you look at the statements we cataloged and debunked on her [Skeptical Science] page, it should make her unhirable in academia.”
That so-called “unhirable” academic is Professor Judy Curry, formerly the chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, and a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society. By any conventional academic metric, Curry has compiled an impressive record over many decades. The idea that she would be unhirable would seem laughable.
But there is nothing funny about Skeptical Science. Today, Curry should be a senior statesperson in the atmospheric sciences community. Instead, she is out of academia. She attributes that, at least in part, to being placed on the Skeptical Science blacklist and its use, as expressed by Nuccitelli, to make her “unhirable.”
I asked Professor Curry about this situation. She explained, “In 2012 I was informed by my Dean that the administration wanted me to step down as Chair. While there were several reasons for this, one obvious reason was extreme displeasure by several activist climate scientists who had a very direct pipeline to the Dean.”
So Curry stepped down and started looking for administrative positions at other universities, “At the time, I was getting numerous inquiries from academic headhunters encouraging me to apply for major administration positions, ranging from Dean to Vice Chancellor for Research. I applied for several of these, and actually interviewed for two of them. I did not make it to the final short list.”
Closer to home: The City of Regina is axing self-described “sensible environmentalist” Patrick Moore from its sustainability conference this spring.
Twitter jail is filling up with climate scientists. Another one was just put into the slammer (Account Suspended). Probably an innocent mistake but never know with some people.
Let’s translate her sentiments into plain English:
I need a favor. I’m tired of anyone disagreeing with my religious climate views so want to shut them up. Unfortunately there’s this stupid thing called the 2nd Amendment that blocks me from passing a law to do it but this doesn’t affect you. So pretty please, would you mind doing this gal, your new CFF (Climate Friend Forever), a big favor and excluding on your platforms anyone I disagree with?
By the way, this isn’t the first time the Totalitarian Left has tried to silence anyone who “dared” disagree with it about the climate: 20182016
Further west, poor British Columbia, where snow in January was but a picture on the garage calendar; Vancouver, where people were plunged into an annual depression by the spectacle of premature blooms and the peep of green lawns before February; they are seeing the change and are welcoming it.
“We’d almost given up on winter” said one resident I plan to talk to: ”Frankly, I’m sick of godd–mn flowers in January.” And who could blame him?
Well, B.C. led the way, being among the first to welcome the carbon tax and bring their winters into line with the Canadian experience. It’s changed attitudes. Says another I may encounter: “How we envied Newfoundland with its snow storms and blizzards, high winds and blocked roads, the weekly sleet storms and the train of power outages. Since the carbon tax we’ve been waiting for the evidence it works. And this winter, especially during the past few weeks, has been everything we ever wanted.”
A federal appeals court has thrown out a high-profile case brought by 21 kids and young adults in a bid to block the federal government from encouraging the use of fossil fuels.
“Juliana vs. the United States,” filed in 2015, alleges that the U.S. government knew for decades that burning fossil fuels would lead to damaging climate change but failed to do enough to stop it. Two judges out of a three-judge panel ruled that the issues raised in the case are best left to Congress.
“There is much to recommend the adoption of a comprehensive scheme to decrease fossil fuel emissions and combat climate change, both as a policy matter in general and a matter of national survival in particular,” Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz wrote in the court opinion. “But it is beyond the power of an Article III court to order, design, supervise, or implement the plaintiffs’ requested remedial plan. As the opinions of their experts make plain, any effective plan would necessarily require a host of complex policy decisions entrusted, for better or worse, to the wisdom and discretion of the executive and legislative branches.”
The Golden Globes announced Thursday that the menu for attendees at this year’s awards show will not include meat.
In a statement to The Associated Press, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which hosts the Globes, said that the decision was made to draw attention to the connection between Americans’ diets and climate change.
“If there’s a way we can, not change the world, but save the planet, maybe we can get the Golden Globes to send a signal and draw attention to the issue about climate change,” HFPA President Lorenzo Soria told the AP. “The food we eat, the way we grow the food we eat, the way we dispose of the food is one of the large contributors to the climate crisis.”
And then they climbed the stairs to their private jets and flew away…
Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
“I genuinely have the fear that climate change is going to kill me and all my family, I’m not even kidding it’s all I have thought about for the last 9 months every second of the day. It’s making my sick to my stomach, I’m not eating or sleeping and I’m getting panic attacks daily. It’s currently 1 am and I can’t sleep as I’m petrified.”