I don’t mean to gloat, but I’m just thrilled with the recent election results in the United States and rejection of climate change legislation in Canada. At last we’re going to get some fiscal responsibility back into our lives, along with a much-needed dose or reality. No more of these climate change zombies screaming that “the sky is falling” and claiming that we have to spend heaps of money to prepare for something that isn’t even real. The liberal elite may have been willing to shell out billions of dollars for climate adaptation, but the conservatives know a load of bunk when they see it. Why are the two of you still writing this silly column when it’s clear that the liberal agenda is failing?
I see the writing on the wall and I know that climate change is something I need be thinking about as I do my job to protect high elevation meadow species. My pikas are depressed, my lovely alpine flowers are blooming before the butterflies arrive, and the dramatic visual backdrop of immense glaciers has become a psychedelic nightmare of huge lakes of meltwater held back by nothing more than a bunch of rocks. I’ve got the information I need to make adaptation decisions but not the funds to put them into practice. I’m thinking about selling some oil and gas leases I own at lower elevations to get some money for me to do the work I need to do. Is this a good idea?
Banking on a Deal that Indubitably Diminishes Effective Adaptation