Carbon Talks: is climate change the elephant in the room for BC’s LNG?

Carbon Talks brought together three experts at the lunch hour on Wednesday to discuss the business case for exporting LNG from B.C. Part of that business case is environmental: the assertion that LNG will be good for global emissions. Dr. Kathryn Harrison, professor of political science at UBC, suggested that climate change is an elephant in the room, a party animal when it suits industry needs or, perhaps, “a large beast with the potential to wreak havoc.”

Geoff Morrison, the manager of BC operations for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, trotted the climate change elephant into the Carbon Talk as a way to create social licence for the plan to massively expand LNG for export: “Unambiguously, natural gas is good for the environment in the context of the global demand for energy.” …more

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