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David Suzuki’s columns of May 13 and May 6 were devoted to castigating the federal government for its position on the environment and climate change. It seems he has almost completed the transition from respected scientist and educator of the seventies to politician for the twenty first century. About all that remains is an announcement he will be a candidate for leadership of the federal Liberal party.
In the meantime, it has been hard to hear Minister Rona Ambrose above all the noise from the Suzuki Foundation and other environmental groups. She courageously set forth on May 15, as President of the COP 11 meetings in Bonn, to provide global leadership on the Kyoto Protocol. What we’ve heard from there indicates she is trying to redress some of the inequities to Canada that resulted from the former government’s involvement.
Environmental organizations have done their best to establish a state of fear with respect to climate change. They have also provided a lot of advice on proposed actions to manage greenhouse gas emissions, many of which are known to be ineffective.
I wish Minister Ambrose success with directing global attention to sober consideration of climate change and ways to manage it. That will win votes.