Two tipping points in our planet’s atmosphere have now been passed. A global temperature average of 2 C, and 400 ppm of C02. The Greenland ice sheet is now disintegrating faster than ever, and falling into the ocean and that will result in a two to seven metre rise in ocean levels. Ocean water temperatures are increasing which makes evaporation easier and therefore, more rain clouds. The patterns of precipitation will also change, and cause the probable expansion of subtropical deserts.
Changing patterns and more water vapor is probably why we are getting so much rain and flooding, and this could become routine. Forget the sunny Okanagan.
The burning of any fossil fuel releases additional C02 into the atmosphere which causes more climate change. No fossil fuel is any cleaner than the other when measured by the creation of C02 when burned. They all create C02 which is the cause of climate change.
This B.C. Liberal government is going to burn natural gas to generate electricity, to compress natural gas for sale to the Orient.
The cost to liquefy the gas will be more than the gas is worth. The huge amounts of natural gas burned for liquefaction, combined with the burning of the gas shipped, will release millions of tons of additional C02 into the air and use the atmosphere as a dump. It doesn’t matter where it is burned because it takes only a week for C02 to diffuse around the world. This action is more ridiculous and reckless because Canada’s natural gas reserves are about 11.5 years, then we become an importer.
It angers me that this Liberal government can wave a magic wand and say that burning natural gas is clean, and that it’s all right to burn up B.C.’s natural gas reserves.
They are saying to hell with the future, while they watch the flooding and the melting. For more information, Google "global warming, Wikepedia."