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Colossal Fossil

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change ended today. And today Canada won the Fossil of the Year Award. We are mocked, once again, on the world stage for our extraordinarily weak emission reduction targets. The discredit goes to you, Prime Minister Harper.

Canada receives Fossil of the Year Award, Dec 18, 2009

Canada receives Fossil of the Year Award, Dec 18, 2009

Canada has won this worst of environmental awards three years in a row, celebrating our abysmal record, our inadequate targets, our increasing emissions from the Alberta tar sands, our voiceless leaders, and our apparent intent to do the least possible, compared with all other countries.

This is the worst of times to have no leadership in Canada, for we have little time and now less hope to mitigate the extent of climate change.

Our leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper at Copenhagen

Our leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper at Copenhagen

We once had a respected voice in world affairs. Now what do we have? The ridicule of the world.