China? Russia? India? The United States? No, it’s Canada-

Canada’s image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling. The tar barons have held the nation to ransom. This thuggish petro-state is today the greatest obstacle to a deal in Copenhagen.  George Monbiot. U.K. Guardian.

We have posted several articles on oil sands development. It is said to be the single biggest greenhouse gas polluter on the planet.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to The rogue greenhouse gas emission country

  1. avatar Rich Hurry says:

    Mr. Monbiot presents a compelling and damning case, pulling down the facade of Canada’s benign appearance. I’m surprised he was even allowed to enter Canada through Customs in Toronto, given Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman’s recent experience, http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/30/amy_goodman_detained_at_canadian_border
    in trying to enter at Vancouver last week.
    Mr. Stephen Harper has protected and enriched his handlers and the Landed Nobility, but he’s been a disaster for the country as a whole.

  2. avatar Brad says:

    We’re also the most wasteful per capita. It’s embarrassing.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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