Thursday, October 05, 2006

Climate Change: Not so inconvenient answers

Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Climate change may be an “inconvenient truth” and that often seems to be the way our federal and provincial governments treat the reality of a rapidly destabilizing and increasingly dangerous climate. But the simple fact is that Ontario remains in an ideal position to actually tackle the problem that others just nash their teeth about.

Phasing out Ontario’s four remaining dirty coal plants could bring this province half way or more to meeting our so-called impossible Kyoto targets. We can start by eliminating the single largest industrial source of greenhouse gases in Canada – the Nanticoke Generating Station – by converting its dirty coal boilers to cleaner natural gas. Then we can fully exploit the enormous potential for high efficiency combined heat and power projects in schools, hospitals, shopping malls, factories, and other institutions to quickly offset the power coming from our remaining inefficient coal plants. The result would be a dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, a more productive economy, and more reliable electricity supplies – nothing terribly inconvenient, in reality.

Our new pamphlet – Nanticoke: Canada’s No. 1 air polluter to keep pumping out pollutants – outlines how we can all win by ending coal burning at Nanticoke. But we need your help to get the message out about the advantages of going coal free. Please help us promote Canada’s best single climate change solution by distributing our pamphlets to your family, friends, schools, neighbours and others. You can order these free pamphlets online at Take action to address climate change today!

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you.

Jessica Fracassi
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Communications & Membership Manager
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601


The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health, environmental, and consumer organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and the shift to a renewable electricity future. Our partner organizations represent more than six million Ontarians.

3 comment(s):

Whooee! AnnieGal, yer right as rain. I hang my hat within eyesight o' the Nanticoke smoke stacks an' I know plenty o' fellers who work down there. We got a buncha naysayin' ninnies here in Canadee who go 'round tellin' everybuddy that the troublems is impossible t' fix an' that cleanin' up'll cost jobs. Horsepuckey, sez I.

There's lotsa things can be done but Canajuns's gotta realize they're part o' the troublem. More folks gotta walk instead drivin' every damn place. More Canajuns gotta open the windows instead crankin' up the air conditionin'. More Canajuns gotta put on the logies an' a sweater instead crankin' up the furnace. More Canajuns gotta reduce, re-use an' recycle instead o' throwin' their Timmy's cups an' McDonalds wrappers out the windows o' their SUV's.

Canajuns's been sold a bill o' goods that sez they can't do nuthin' 'bout the environment an' anythin' they do is peanuts compared t' what industry an' gummint could do. It starts with attitude. If yer attitude is that it's hopeless, yer not gonna change yer own pollutin' ways an' if yer not willin' t' change yerself, yer jest a pot callin' the kettle black.

Sure as shit, the gummint an' industry gotta role t' play but when they see how little attention ordinary Canajuns pay t' cleanin' up their own act, they know they can get away with whatever they dang well please.

Yores trooly,

By Blogger JimBobby, at 9:44 AM  

Yikes! I made a typo when I sed "logies". I meant t' say "longies" - that's the long undies. I start in wearin' 'em 'round the same time we turn on the heat in the fall. I won't get rude an' ask what sorta undies yer wearin', AnnieMarie. I hear-tell sum Merkin pervert's in hot water fer that sorta talk.


By Blogger JimBobby, at 9:51 AM  

LOL!! :) You're right about turning up the heat, etc...

I know about the long-johns, I wear them too as soon as it gets cold. You bet!

best regards,

By Blogger Annamarie, at 11:56 PM  

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