Canada’s Trudeau Declares War on Fertilizer, Following Sri Lanka

Canada’s Trudeau Declares War on Fertilizer, Following Sri Lanka. By John Hayward.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ignored cries of anger and desperation from farmers and provincial officials last weekend by pressing ahead with a climate change agenda that will dramatically reduce Canada’s use of fertilizer — the same ruinous strategy that drove Dutch farmers into revolt and destroyed the agriculture of Sri Lanka.

The Toronto Sun reported on a dismaying Friday meeting of federal and provincial ministers, in which the latter could not convince the Trudeau administration to show any “flexibility” in its emissions targets, not even with a global food crisis on the horizon …

Although Canadian farm organizations warn the Trudeau plan will significantly reduce crops, slash the income of farmers, and increase Canadian grocery prices, Trudeau officials essentially said farmers would get used to their reduced allocation of fertilizers and devise new methods of growing “sustainable food.” …

An even more disturbing example is Sri Lanka, whose corrupt and incompetent socialist government banned chemical fertilizers on environmentalist grounds last year, bankrupting farmers and leaving the once-bountiful island on the brink of starvation.

Much as Trudeau officials have done, former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapksa rhapsodized about the wonders of organic farming and sustainable agriculture — while rice yields plummeted and farm families went bankrupt. The green agriculture scheme was such a disaster that farmers thought it might have been a ploy to drive them off their land so Rajapaksa and his cronies could buy it for pennies on the dollar.

International media aligned with the Green movement prefer not to dwell on how Sri Lanka’s deranged fertilizer ban contributed to the complete collapse of its government and economy –

Brian Lilley:

The Trudeau government has their green blinders on. They’re moving ahead with their goal of ‘net zero’ by 2050. They’re moving ahead with their idea that by 2030, we’re going to slash emissions, even if it means less food for farmers, less food for you, and higher prices for you,

Wow. Did you know the climate models have never been audited or subjected to due diligence by outsiders? I did it, and found the error in the models. It took several years (I had to teach myself climate science first), but wasn’t impossible. Why do you suppose that the world is prepared to spend some much time and effort reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but won’t spend a little time checking the reasons for it? Evil or stupid, which is it?

hat-tip Charles