The British High Commissioner
John Bates, Calgary
Making the world more liveable
Chris Varcoe reports that oil producers can look for a well-balanced “Goldilocks” market through the rest of this year. Calgary based producers are busy spending millions of dollars to extract all of the oil that they can and enjoy the profits generated by $85/barrel oil. As I read this article, I can’t help but think that there is such a disconnect between oil producers profiting from extracting the last barrel of oil and all of the climate related news of the summer. Are the B.C. wildfires, Yellowknife evacuation and Southern Alberta drought old news? When is Alberta going to get that it is fossil fuels that are making our world less liveable each day? I want to live in a city that does not have record “smoke” days.
Let’s each take concrete action to make our world a more liveable place. Supporting carbon fee and dividends has proven to be the most effective way to move us forward. Carbon needs to be priced so that it becomes so expensive it is no longer economic. I hope that one day I can read an article that refers to a “Goldilocks” market and it means that the market has more renewables than fossil fuels. That is what will make it “just right”.
Cathy Page, Calgary
“Shame all of you” in Calgary Herald, Sep.13, 2023
Kudos to Thomas Caldwell (subject of the said article by Tyler Dawson) for his brave stand on public servants and alike: “Your job is to serve the citizen, not to impose your view of the world…” Helllo Jyoti Gondek, Danielle Smith and the rest. Did you get it?
Stan Majcherkiewicz; Calgary