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The proper argument to Mayor Jack Crompton

CIBC and CNRL, both of which have wasted billions of dollars fighting nonexistent global warming as a form of virtue signaling, at the very least recently had enough backbone to stand up to Whistler's faggy mayor Jack Crompton and his far-left anti-oil letter.

Mayor Jack Crompton posted a video apology to Facebook on Thursday after Postmedia reported on his letter to Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

“I sincerely regret that anyone felt unwelcome here,” he said. “We recognize there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians who work directly and indirectly in the oil and gas sector and they are very proud of the work they do.”

In the letter, Crompton asked CNRL pay a “fair share” of the town’s “costs of climate change,” including part of a $1.4-million wildfire protection budget.

But the apology hasn’t stopped investors from cancelling their trips to Whistler for the 21st annual CIBC Whistler Institutional Investor Conference in January, and Postmedia has learned CIBC has cancelled the oil and gas sector’s part of the conference.

“The Canadian energy industry has been a global leader of responsible energy development,” CIBC said in a statement. “We are committed to our clients in the energy sector as they play a key role in driving the Canadian economy.”
Lots of people are giving Crompton loads of well-deserved shit over his ridiculous comments: a large strain of them however are missing the mark.
Barb Foster
The only thing better would have been shutting off the NG to Whistler. You know, so they could their part
Don Mustill
Nothing - absolutely NOTHING will satisfy the eco-nuts short of leaving all fossil fuels in the ground. We should round up a throng of these zeolots and put them in an isolated community of huts with no electricity and fuel. Give them bows and arrows and wish them luck.
This strain of comments is equally prevalent in the SmallDeadAnimals comments about the story:
old white guy
no shortage of stupid out there . tell the s o b that he has to live without oil and gas immediately. stupid, stupid, stupid.
Canadian Observer

Whistler only exists because of the recreation industry. How much fossil fuels have been burned over the years by millions of people traveling to Whistler for nothing more than fun? Air flights from around the world, billions of kms driven from Vancouver to Whistler, all the power consumed for hotels, lifts, heating, lighting, grooming equipment, etc, etc. Hell, they get about half their employees from far-flung Australia. I doubt they kayak there.

Whistler and other cities blaming the oil industry for the ‘effects of climate change’ is kinda like alcoholics blaming the liquor store for the effects of their own excessive drinking.
While it's true that climate idiots like Crompton denounce fossil fuels while living with the benefits of them, and even living on the avails of them, that isn't the strongest argument. For one thing, the same argument can be used against conservatives opposed to public healthcare. Realistically nobody in Whistler can live without fossil fuels, same as how no Canadian conservative can survive without patronizing the public healthcare monopoly that he hates.

The problem isn't that fossil fuel haters in Whistler are themselves using fossil fuels but instead that they actually think there's a massive problem with fossil fuels to begin with and that their lives would be improved if we all used them as little as absolutely necessary. That's the argument that needs to be addressed at the source, not through lazy "hypocritical" attacks. The fact is, of course, that "global warming" isn't happening. Even if it was happening, we aren't causing it. Even if it was happening and we were causing it, trying to stop it would be insanely expensive and leave the world worse off than it was to begin with.

When it comes to Whistler though there's a bigger factor to consider: even if climate change is happening and CNRL is partly responsible, Whistler isn't hurt by a warming climate.

If you remember, back a few years ago the Global Warming Lying Scientists were claiming that climate change would leave ski hills high and dry. The New York Times told you lies about this in 2007. In 2008 it was serial liar Sean Gordon in the Red Star telling more lies than he even usually told.

Pathetic liar Sean Gordon at least told his lies for 2040, though. Useless liar Mark Landler, presently misreporting from the Trump White House, dared to mention 2020 back in 2006, which means we can outright catch him in a lie. We're basically at 2020 right now, and Landler's Fake News article said:
Climatologists, however, say the warming trend will become dramatic by 2020. The new studies are alarming, suggesting that the Alps are warming twice as fast as the average in the rest of the world.
So how are the Alps doing at the dawn of 2020? Oh, well, um, March 2018 saw record snowfalls.
In November, December and January it snowed intensively. From the end of December until the end of January between 2.5 and five metres of snow fell at locations above 2,000 metres.

Most snow fell in the canton of Valais with the ski resorts of Saas-Fee and Zermatt both recording their highest snowfall for 70 years in January.

The extreme weather resulted in Zermatt and several other villages being cut off from the outside world for days on end.
So much for the Alps. But maybe Whistler has been abnormally hit by low snow winters. After all, I went there in 2015 and the snow was sub-par. Is Whistler in the middle of a decade of decline and CNRL is killing them?
January 22, 2018 12:15pmSome of B.C.’s ski hills received so much snow this weekend, they were actually forced to close.

Snow fell all weekend and overnight Sunday, overwhelming some of the mountains and making conditions unsafe.
At Whistler Blackcomb, nearly 60 centimetres of snow fell overnight Saturday and high winds and avalanche danger forced the mountain to close chairlifts and limit operations.Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says there is a gap between systems Monday and it will be much drier through the evening.

However, another system is coming Tuesday and again Wednesday night.
Whoops. Looks like the 2017/2018 ski season didn't look to be killed by global warming. Well, maybe Jack Crompton is a goldfish and he just forgot about what happened in January. Is this year...oh...wait...just three months ago Whistler got overwhelmed with a fall snowstorm.

The reality is that Whistler isn't suffering any impact of "climate change". As a result, even if CNRL was solely responsible for all of it, they have no reason at all to pay Whistler a thin red dime.

Jack Crompton is an idiot whose campaign is based on lies, and he needs to be attacked for that, not for how hypocritical he would have been if his letter featured any facts.