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  1. I'm surprised there isn't a discussion on this or maybe I missed it. Either way even though most western countries are not signing on, Canada is and IMO, we should not. What is very alarming is the intent to define criticism of migration as 'hate speech' so would become a criminal offense. “Media outlets that give room for criticism of migration,can be shut down.“ https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/09/the-war-of-the-world/?fbclid=IwAR3CYLDBEhqxZ_cghgQX_WA_KR3jKvNNdtPJnC8lcqpQHofxHFv9lvO2Ooc To properly understand the trend of world political events in recent years, it is essentia
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  2. Conservatives have spoken up, and quite eloquently. They elected Doug Ford.
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  3. I find the title of this thread odd, considering that it refers to the PM who was voted the greatest in Canadian history. In that case if Justin does close to as well as his father his legacy is probably pretty safe. BTW, I am not a Liberal supporter.
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  4. So far as I have been able to determine clean coal technology is a myth. In order to be truly clean coal would have to burn without producing any greenhouse gas emissions, and I doubt that is possible. My reference to technological inertia agrees with your stand that massive investment in existing technology creates a technological mass that is hard to change. As a result fossil fuels are not going to go away anytime soon. But that was also true of many other technologies in the 20th Century. An example is that horses were used as a major form of transport even in the so-called mechanized
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  5. Hydrocarbon based energy is going to be around for quite a while not because we are afraid of change (although we are), but because the infrastructure to produce, refine, deliver and use them is in the tens if not hundreds of TRILLIONS of $$$. I have heavy equipment, for instance, that has been in service for over 40 years. Why would I replace perfectly useful and long, LONG ago paid out equipment with something costs many orders of magnitude more to do the same job? The answer of course is when I could make better money with the new equipment - but since fuel is an almost negligible part
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  6. I certainly agree that fossil fuels are not going away for several decades. Technological inertia tends to keep established systems in place simply because it is easier to leave things the way that they are rather than change. However, as it was in the case of the internal combustion engine versus other forms of technology at the beginning of the 20th Century superior tech eventually wins out, especially if it is easier to use and less costly than its competition. Currently wind and solar are cheaper than coal so I expect that will give them the edge in the long term, especially if governme
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