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GOLDSTEIN: How climate change alarmism hurts the environment -- and us

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Apocalyptic climate change rhetoric by politicians, environmental activists and much of the mainstream media, is harmful for two reasons.

First, it distracts us from other major environmental problems.

Second, it panics governments into pursuing “solutions” that often make things worse.

On the first point, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps setting and missing industrial greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for Canada — as has every Liberal and Conservative government for 30 years — we’re ignoring other environmental crises.

As Blacklock’s Reporter noted Monday, federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has granted municipalities across Canada a 20-year waiver, until 2040, to continue dumping raw sewage into fish habitats.

That means it will be 28 years before rules introduced by the previous Conservative government in 2012 are fully applied.

The larger problem, as reported by The Canadian Press in........

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