Politics & Climate Change 

I can’t stand anyone that politicizes climate change. It shouldn’t be politically divisive to want to do something about climate change. Maybe we can debate about which methods are most effective, but not whether or not to do anything.

Canadian politics keep skewing to the right (pronounced “wrong”) on this issue. Alberta’s new government is going to war with BC trying to build a pipeline and going to war with Ottawa over carbon pricing. It’s nonsense!

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We’ve got a federal election coming up and it looks like its the conservative’s election to lose. And they want to repeal the carbon tax and have no plans to meet the Paris Accords.

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What are these oil rich corrupt politicians going to do when we on the coast are under water due to rising sea levels. Are they going to regret their decisions/votes when they’ve got millions of climate refugees from their own country knocking on their door? Not to mentions the millions and millions of climate refugees from the rest of the world.

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I’m on vacation right now visiting my wife’s family in the Cayman Islands and all I can think about is how low and flat this whole island is. The entire economy and even the country itself could collapse with just a couple meters of sea level rise. Why can’t Kenney and Ford and the rest of them think for one second about island nations like this? They’re all too busy lining their own pockets from the oil sands.

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This site is seriously freaking me out. Check it out at your own risk. But I feel like it’s so important to share. It makes one of the impacts of climate change personal. ss2.climatecentral.org/

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I’ve never been a one issue voter. But I’m thinking now there’s only one thing that matters. Legalizing cannabis, healthcare funding distribution, even subsidized childcare don’t mean anything if we don’t do anything about the climate.

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Now my choice is whether to vote for the far left greens (no chance of even electing a representative), the slightly more moderate NDP (no chance of forming government), or compromise my values and vote for the centrist Liberals just to beat the Conservatives.

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@kbitgood I hear you! I wouldn’t write the Greens off either especially in BC, after the bull shit with kinder Morgan. (And far left they are not - take a deeper look at their platform? Maybe you have :).

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@heidi I haven’t looked too deep at the federal Green Party. But I know the BC Greens (and voted for them). Yes, they’re not far left in most areas. But in climate change specifically they are as opposed as possible to the conservatives pro oil agenda. But I guess now I’m guilty of politicizing climate change 🤦‍♂️

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@kbitgood I’m so glad you shared here. We should chat more? Can I message you?

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@kbitgood @heidi I don’t know shit about Canadian politics but if voting for the greens would be a wasted vote in your constituency because of a first-past-the-post system (FUCK THAT by the way) wouldn’t it still be more strategic to vote NDP rather than Liberal (if there’s a realistic chance of victory). Couldn’t that possibly lead to a Liberal-NDP coalition government?

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@Pondering @kbitgood possibly yeah. Unfortunately, The ndp will lose ground this election cycle because they are not inspiring - especially since they are still neo liberal in economic policies, ie, rampant resource extraction. Also sadly Quebec will not be drawn to their leader which is needed to make any ground federally.

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@heidi @Pondering I really really want to like the NDP. I just don’t. And I’m not convinced that a coalition with them and the liberals would even be a good thing. Better than than a Tory majority, but not necessarily a good thing.

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@Pondering @heidi Right?!?! First past the post is garbage! BC had a referendum last year for electoral reform and we elected to keep fptp! I was so so so sad that day. I think I’m slowing giving up hope in democracy. When the masses are told to make a complicated important decision they vote for what they know and what they’re comfortable with. Maybe electoral reform should be done by experts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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@kbitgood @heidi That would be quite cynicaly ironic, no? As for who to vote for - it sounds like the greens are the only party that even remotely represent you. You don’t have to feel guilty for voting your conscience. At the very least it contributes to shifting the conversation and forcing the NDP and the Liberals to woo the Environmentalist and Leftist vote more seriously next time. But what do I know? I’m a world away in a far more fucked up country than y’alls.

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