It’s something that could not have been written for comedy without the author thinking it might be totally unbelievable, the idiot savant and tailing ponds taster Joe Oliver has declared the actions of the EU unscientific.
“It’s discriminatory, it’s not based on science and it would potentially hurt Canada’s ability to access markets for its resources,” Oliver said in the interview.
And just a few paragraphs later
A group of 12 scientists sent him a letter this week saying Canada is delaying the transition to an economy more reliant on alternative energy.
David Keith, a Canadian teaching public policy and engineering at Harvard University, said in the letter that the Canadian government needs to “grow up” in balancing development with climate change.
“We don’t need these exaggerated claims, these insults flying around,” Oliver said in response.
“They have a view that we can basically reduce significantly the production of the oilsands and, really, other hydrocarbons they seem to think that it’s possible to wean ourselves from oil and just to move into an alternative energy… that is not realistic.”
Seriously how can so much cognitive dissonance result in a Ministerial position? The Science that Oliver appeals to for support disagrees with his basic premise and it’s unrealistic. It’s either science or not. It’s not science when it agrees with what you think and then ceases to be science when you don’t like it.
This government doesn’t need the House of Commons it needs a creche.