The Environment in Canada Favoriting : Playlist from April 16, 2024

A podcast about the environment in Canada (and sometimes elsewhere) by Sierra Club Canada. Topics include climate change, biodiversity, pollution, renewable energy democracy, and the Rights of Nature. Tune in and take action!

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Favoriting April 16, 2024: The Carbon Tax Lie

Whatever your take on carbon pricing happens to be (for or against) there’s one thing that’s for certain: Climate change costs us more. Climate change costs us the health of those we love as they breath in wildfire smoke and it costs Canadians their homes by flooding and fires. The fossil fuel industry wants people to believe it’s climate policy that costs Canadians, that climate policy is part of some big conspiracy, when its the industry’s actions and obscene profits which really make the difference. That’s biggest carbon tax lie out there – especially since for each dollar of inflation in the last two years in Canada, 25 cents has gone to oil and gas and mining extraction profits. We talk about the real costs of carbon pricing and how it’s centrality in conversations about the cost of living and climate policy is a distraction from more pressing concerns – a distraction that the oil and gas lobbyists love. We also discus the carbon price’s minimal impact on inflation (even with knock on effects), the minimal impact of upcoming carbon price increases, the methodology of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and how to talk with others on this issue.

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