Following her victory in the Calgary mayoral election, mayor-elect and local Liberal nutcase Jyoti Gondek announced her first no-nonsense order of business: declaring a climate emergency and going after the oil industry’s capital.
“We have had the opportunity to declare a climate emergency for years,” said Gondek in an interview. We have had various documents presented to us as a council, and I think we’ve had more than enough time to review them.
“So, let’s get serious. Let’s declare this. And let’s start going after some of the capital that we will see flow in once we make a bold move like that,” she said.
When asked whether she thought exercising caution would be pertinent when suggesting that Calgary hamper the very industry which makes the city prosperous, Gondek dodged the question, totally unperturbed by the suggestion.
“I don’t believe that talking about a climate emergency and oil and gas are mutually exclusive ideas. I think that, as a matter of fact, we’ve forgotten what we’re good at. We’re very good at energy production, and we are also leaders in innovative ways to practice energy production. We became fixated on that end product being oil and gas,” said Gondek.
“So let’s move past the outputs, and let’s start talking about the processes again, and let’s put ourselves on the map as a city that is the absolute leader in a transition economy. And let’s show the world that by using innovation and technology, we can come up with sustainable, greener, cleaner solutions across all of our business sectors. That’s the kind of message we need to send.”
“Transition economy.” So, wait, declaring a climate emergency and maintaining the oil and gas industry from which Calgary derives its wealth are mutually exclusive. Huh.
While Gondek has big aspirations for transitioning away from fossil fuels, reality is against her.
And the reality is that even with all the climate propaganda, oil and gas are still the driving energy sources of the planet and export demands are not going anywhere.
Moreover, of those countries which are trying to phase out fossil fuels, the only successful ones (generally) opt for nuclear power, and there is no indication the requisite power plants are even on Gondek’s radar, as she instead prefers and promotes substandard green technology.
As such, everyone in Calgary and Alberta at large should buckle up for the destitute, poverty-stricken road ahead. It’s going to be a rough one!