From an interesting discussion in the latter part of the thread with the lovely name
Kick this one off with the last paragraph from the last post.
I don't think the BC election is particularly relevant to the larger topic. But it did just happen, and it was the occassion for a number of threads on the topic. So whether or not I personally think it was particularly relevant, I included it in the thread title
Anyway, my original post was motivated by distaste for the "my issue is more important than your issue" tenor of what has been flying around here. My position is that climate change is a critically important issue, but not to the exclusion of other concerns, including other environmental issues. I believe that some unscrupulous politicians with no legitimate interest in the environment have used climate change as a smokescreen behind which to conduct environmental policy, social policy and taxation policy reconfiguration to the detriment of society, the BC Carbon Tax being a prime example. I am baffled that this is even considered controversial among nominally progressive people. At any rate, nothing I have seen here to persuade me otherwise.