Letter to the Editor – Climate Change


Dear Editor,

Not so fast Steve Gabell. In his opinion Canada is like the Black Hole of all polluters. He has not backed up his accusations with statistics and facts.

A quick lookup at the stats found at Energy Industry-PwC Canada site www.pwc.com/ states that Canada produces less than 1.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Of that, Canada’s oil and natural gas industry produces about 0.3% of overall global GHG emissions. He should look at moving forward with renewable energy as a marathon and not a sprint where we can just disregard a valuable and much sought after asset like our natural resources. Even renewable energy requires backup systems when there is no wind or sun. Also looks like we will all need to have two types of automobiles in our laneways to be assured of the transportation we all have come to depend upon.

Alan Sadowski


  1. Not so fast Alan Sadowski.
    Your sources are playing a great game of smoke and mirrors with those statistics.
    I’m very disappointed with Justin Trudeau and the Liberals – they love to throw out this stat that Canada produces a minuscule amount of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

    Third grade tip: Check the numerator AND the denominator when quoting statistics.

    FACT: On a PER CAPITA basis, Canada is the SECOND highest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, after the USA. We are even ahead of China and the EU
    Ref: https://www.wri.org/insights/4-charts-explain-greenhouse-gas-emissions-countries-and-sectors
    “Among the top 10 total greenhouse gas emitters, Canada and the United States have the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions at 22 tCO2e per person and 18 tCO2e per person, respectively, while India has the lowest at 2.4 tCO2e per person. China’s per capita emissions (8.5 tCO2e) now surpass those of the European Union (7.1 tCO2e).”


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