The Emma Jackson Story
Written by Grant G
Something going on around here......
Emma Jackson, who is she, I don't know but boy oh boy is she needed, especially the message she voices..
Ten Years.....according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) that's how much time citizens of planet earth have to stop using the worst of the worst fossil fuels, that includes fracking and tarsands....ten years, that's not a lot of time, it's a blink and a wink and we're there...ten years...and if we don't?
Forget about limiting average temperatures around the world rising by ONLY 1-1/2 to 2 Celsius....it'll be game over, we're looking at runaway climate change, it could lead to a rapid extinction of mankind....perhaps, just perhaps if there is a God, he'll, she will let us perish, punishment for failing to protect and preserve what's really precious, harmony with nature, with millions of species from winged, to finned to furry, to land and ocean plants....species are dying off , becoming extinct at a pace that....at a pace that scares the hell out of me..
Oh, i know, there are climate change deniers among us, in fact all our Canadian elected politicians are climate change deniers...
Maybe Emma Jackson and the IPCC is wrong
If we follow Emma's advice, and she's wrong, what's the harm, less pollution, a faster transition to cleaner fuels, human longevity increases, habitat restoration and maybe even a return, or at least a stop to this current mass extinction..
What if the IPCC and Emma Jackson are right, a mere ten years to get it done or earth rampages into runaway climate change...
Who am i.....a nobody, what do I know......I've been on earth for five plus decades, my dad, my dear departed dad, he took me fishing when I was tiny person, rod, reel hook and line, we used live herring and mooched for salmon, mooching, probably not a term most of you are familiar with...throw out the anchor, reach into the live bait-well, grab a herring and put em on the hook, long slender light tipped rod, very thin fishing line and about a three ounce weight....drop it down 10...20....or even to 100 feet down and wait for a bite..
We fished together near every summer up until he passed....
Howe Sound use to brim with salmon, they are no more, the Sunshine Coast and Pender Harbour, .the salmon, the herring balls, needlefish, hake, black cod and sharks, an ocean bread basket market that existed for millennia, it's gone, no more...From Vancouver Island's west coast to Kitimat and beyond, a once bountiful filled ocean is now a mere shadow of what it once was, yes there are still fish and nature sometimes surprises us Westcoasters and delivers a large unexpected return of wild salmon, however, we have Orca, Orca whales that depend on Wild Chinook salmon for their survival, they're starving, dying and making me cry..
Everywhere dad and I fished, everywhere we didn't fish along the B.C. coast the story is the same, numbers in perpetual decline and countless outright extinctions...what most don't know, our BC wild salmon...Chinook..Coho..Chum..Sockeye..Steelhead salmon, the same species of salmon in different river systems produced different Coho,..unique to that river Chinooks, up and down our beautiful coastline the same fish species were one of a kind...the massive 100 pound Chinook that a mere handful of rivers could produce, one of those being Rivers Inlet....why did those Chinook get so large, again, it's the river system...only the biggest and strongest Chinook could spawn, the gravel was heavier...
Again I cry, because it's gone, bird life gone, species extinction here in B.C...death by a thousand cuts.
I'm a nobody...but i'm smart enough to know that what remains of mother nature must be left alone, be given a chance to recover, areas still pristine must be left alone, areas already decimated must be cleaned up, restored and be given all the help we can to return it to a stable state...
Ten Years left to do something about it...
Too clever by half...Justin Trudeau once elected told Paris and the world that Canada was back at the climate mitigation table..
Justin Trudeau once elected told Canadians and the world that Canada is doing its part for the climate by expanding tarsand production and building pipelines to the Westcoast, Eastcoast and south to the USA as our commitment to the Paris Accord...huh?
Justin Trudeau told us now laughing Canadians that his world leading climate change plan requires us(Alberta) to increase production of the dirtiest of fossil fuel tarsands and build new bigger pipelines to tidewater so Canada can ship this product to Asia as a key plank in his plan to protect the environment..? huh?
Every year the Prime Minister of Canada gets a sit-down meeting with provincial premiers, what happened, did they, in private come up with this latest bafflegab plan to try and fool the people that they were concerned with climate change...a joint plan among the leaders where they all say in unison, like lemmings that "increased production and exports of dirty fracked gas and dirt oil are the key to saving the world as long as we put a carbon tax in place"...huh?
"If we then choose to start looking at both of Trudeau’s pet B.C. projects in terms of how much eventual total GHG they produce, it is shocking. His Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project will ship material off the B.C. coast with more than an additional 100 million tonnes (MT) per year of GHG when burned. When you include field GHG production to get the material out of the ground, this number is greater than 120 MT/yr.
Tens years left to stop using the worst of the worst fossil fuels
Rachel Notley, Alberta's NDP premier....Rachel Notley authorized Alberta to run full of false statement ads across Canada promoting Trans Mountain Bitumen pipeline expansion to BC(tripling current capacity)....Rachel Notley has turned shrill and noisy..Rachel Notley endorsed Justin Trudeau's climate action plan until....until TMX pipeline expansion was halted by the court, the court ruled the NEB, the Federal government and big oil tried to ram this project through..through unceded First Nation land...Canadian Supreme court thus far has stopped TMX from going forward...then Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta, shrilly hollered, like a big oil executive that....
Unless that TMX pipeline to Vancouver Harbour to transport diluted bitumen for export to Asia gets built Alberta won't agree to a carbon tax or the decades off Alberta tarsand emissions cap ..
Alberta, 300 square miles of toxic tailing ponds, poisoned rivers like the Athabaska ...
Alberta tarsands.....Canada, a nation of more than 40 million people, a northern hemisphere country..Tarsand operations use 1/3 rd of all the natural gas used in Canada, just for extracting the tar from the ground...once out of the ground upgrading and then more refining is required to make the product usable...imagine that..all that energy just to get it out of the ground, all that steam, all that toxic water needed to be pumped into bird killing tailing ponds....and that's just the start of the process...
Ten years left to stop using the dirtiest of the dirty fossil fuels....TMX pipeline expansion is being built for a 100 years of use...not 9 years, or 10....a 100 years of bitumen dirt oil to Asia..
John Horgan, British Columbia's newest Premier...When John Horgan was merely opposition leader in BC..Horgan and his entire party screamed, yelled and debated facts about LNG emissions in our legislature, how we couldn't possibly keep our provincial emissions flat let alone achieving any climate ghg reduction targets with an LNG industry..and he was correct..
"LNG Canada Project...... When you add up the GHG emitted in getting the natural gas produced, shipped and liquified, combined with the amount that will be emitted from the final burning of the material, you have emissions equal to 75 per cent of the B.C.’s current GHG emissions. And that’s being kind about how much fugitive methane will result in production"
But, once elected in 2017 those provincial emissions no longer mattered, to hell with a climate change plan, we are going to frack and combust and leak methane and let 5 foreign mega-corporations build Canada's most prolific GHG emitting operation. .....millions of megatonnes of GHGs year in year out for decades to come from a single plant, ..a single LNG plant increasing our provincial emissions by 20% or more...all these years we paid a BC carbon tax and now the BC Government says to hell with targets we're gonna sell LNG and don't worry folks because we'll be helping China burn less coal......Horgan said all that while promoting BC coal exports to China...Meanwhile the last 2 years British Columbia's forests have burned for months on end, the beautiful lower mainland, Vancouver, Surrey, Fraser Valley, everywhere in the province people choked on forest-fire smoke, all summer long, advisories telling people to stay indoors....five decades in British Columbia and never had it happen once, now two years in a row....
Too Clever by Half...10 years to stop using the worst of the worst, fracking, tarsands...or face runaway climate change..
Who am I....I'm a nobody...
Who is Emma Jackson......She is the future..
And here is a little of what Emma has to say..
I responded to Emma....Rachel Notley didn't..
I love your passion Emma...Don't waste time on
@RachelNotley ..Notley has dead eyes and no soul...Between Notley and @jjhorgan ..NDP and everything they stood for died with those two, no vision..it's up to your generation to punt them out of office. https://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-transformation-of-rachel-notley.html …
Too Clever by Half....nobody with commonsense believes you Justin, Rachel, John....you don't build dirty fossil fuel infrastructure for 40 years, 60 years, a 100 years of use on one hand while at the same time claiming this is how we'll fight climate change...
Nobody buys the bullshit, not the 50+ years me or mankind's future, 25 year old Emma Jackson...
That's the generation we can't fail..
Too Clever by Half,,,,,indeed
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