During the the COP21 climate change UN gathering in Paris, environmentalist and author Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, explained that the treaty signed by 195 countries which calls on developed countries to deliver trillions of dollars to underdeveloped countries to fight rising global temperatures has targets impossible to meet.
Lomborg added the elderly and poor in England and Wales are suffering and dying because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes due to massive spikes in energy pricing and the imposition of green taxes. U.K. media stories support Lomborg and British media report that thousands have already died. 100,000 more are estimated to die in the next 15 years and tens of thousands are suffering cold-indoor temperature related cardiovascular and respiratory problems. These people are faced with, according to a U.K. professor who conducted a study on the issue, the choice of “heat or eat.” News reports that in Ontario seniors and the poor are not being able to meet their heating cost either.
In Toronto and Ottawa the price of electricity rose 80% between 2004 and 2014. Will Canada’s governments now raise energy (electricity) prices even more significantly to meet the objectives of COP21? Should we be concerned about spiking energy (heating) costs to meet COP 21’s objectives?