[Sust-mar] Berlin wallet: Merkel invests, Harper divests

Christopher Majka c.majka at ns.sympatico.ca
Sun Aug 19 15:03:21 EDT 2012


Many of you may be aware that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was here  
in Halifax on Thursday to witness the signing of a Memorandum of  
Understanding between the Halifax Marine Research Institute based at  
Dalhousie University, and the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean  
Research in Kiel, Germany to undertake a joint project entitled  
Change, Risk and Resources in the Ocean: A Transatlantic and Arctic  
Approach. While the scientific details of this collaborative project  
are still being worked out, while in Halifax Merkel met with a number  
of prominent researchers who will be involved in the project.

I've taken the opportunity of using Merkel's visit here and this new  
scientific agreement to take a comparative look at the German and  
Canadian development of renewable energy, and both countries records  
on climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gases.

             Berlin wallet: Merkel invests, Harper divests

Merkel's commitment to renewable energy and combating climate change,  
and her belief in the importance of knowledge, fact, and science, have  
unquestionably made an significant contribution to the progress that  
Germany has made in these spheres. Meanwhile, the Harper Government  
has erected a "Berlin Wall" around the PMO to exclude science, fact,  
knowledge, reason, and logic, and like the East German government of  
old, permits nothing not sanctioned by the Communist -- begging your  
pardon, the Conservative Party -- to penetrate its ideological fastness.

Best wishes,

Christopher Majka

Christopher Majka - columnist, Rabble.ca
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Email: c.majka at ns.sympatico.ca
"The significant problems of our time cannot be solved by the same  
level of thinking that created them." - Albert Einstein

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