So Canada is basically tossing their protection of Humpback Whales in the garbage in order to enable them to put an oil pipeline right through critical habitat territory.
Just in case, y’know, anyone wants to stop talking about moose and maple syrup for a second.
Here, have a petition.
fucking SIGNED. SPREAD THIS AROUND EVERYWHERE
We definitely need to talk more about Canada’s complete 180 on environmental policy. They withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol in 2012 because they were not going to meet their target for reducing their greenhouse emissions. Instead of facing the financial penalties, they just decided “screw that, we’re out of here”. Most other countries that are part of the Kyoto Protocol have met or surpassed their targets, including the UK, Germany and France (three of the big economies of Europe). Germany have certainly shown that reducing your carbon footprint does not have to come at the expense of your economic growth. But no, Canada found oil in Alberta, and prioritised making money over playing their part in mitigating climate change, an issue that requires a large scale, global response. It’s particularly startling when you remember just how much crap Canada gave America for not signing up to it at all.
So now, they’ve profited heavily in a time when most other nations were making sacrifices to meet their quota, and aren’t even going to face consequences. As both a Canadian and a research scientist working on climate change, I am incredibly sad and angry. As a child growing up in Canada, I was taught to be proud of the beautiful country I lived in, and that keeping it pristine was a core value of being Canadian. Canada likes to pretend its an environmentally conscious nation, but at the same time people will pour tons of water into their front lawns, spray their gardens with hideous amounts of weed killer, and now, prioritise maintaining a market in a fuel source that we should be trying to replace with cleaner alternatives.
So yes, sign this damn thing and pass it on so people know how hypocritical Canada’s environmental stance really is.
Oh gosh that’s so nice of you! You don’t have to at all, but here’s my steam account: http://steamcommunity.com/id/squidsticks
Thought I’d post this public too in case any friends and followers wanna add me on Steam too!
Whaaaaaaa you were in Vegas? Only three hours away from me. Nooooooo ;A;;;;;
WAIT WHAT D: I was only there for a couple of days, my best friend got married there and I was the maid of honour. Man I can’t believe I was so close to you u_u I NEED TO EMAIL YOU.
the fact you used sanic instead of sonic instantly makes you waifu material
i have achieved waifu status. bow before me
jasmine tea: an unpopular opinion that i have
Hmm… I always find this kinda question tough, because I guess it depends on whose standard of “unpopular” you use. Uh, well at least in my family, my unpopular opinion is that some years ago I decided that I am no longer a religious person. Both sides of my family are Roman Catholic, and on my mum’s side in particular are quite devout. Some of my family actually refused to see a female relative that they hadn’t seen in maybe 15-20 years because she came over with her boyfriend and they slept in the same room together - that’s the level I’m talking about in some of the older generations. Can be a point of contention at times, like when I decline to go to church or whatever. But my dad respects that something like religion is a personal thing, and it’s up to you to figure out where you sit on that matter. So that’s all that matters to me.
mint choco froyo: 3 things im proud of
Hmm, well I think first of all that I’m about to submit my PhD thesis. I’m pretty proud of myself for making it through the last 4 years. I’m proud of how much my art has improved since I joined Tumblr. I’m proud of my little brother for being so successful in his new job, that he looks after sick people, even though it must be super hard since every day must remind him of our mum.
vanilla: how i found your blog
WELL that was because you were the guy who drew awesome Luna stuff in the dota2 tag :D The rest is HISTORY, as they say.