Folks, I can't leave this one alone. I am truly bedazzled by this one line in that excerpt from Campbell's speech posted below:
"You know there’s an awful lot of water in places that it’s not needed and not enough water in places where it is needed"
Can you believe that a provincial leader would make such a blatantly simplistic comment such as this at a national conference on climate? Can you give me one example of where water is not needed? I live in a coastal rainforest. In a rainforest there is an abundance of water, an extraordinary abundance of water which is why it is a rainforest! However, it would appear at least in Campbell's eyes that some of this water may not needed. Perhaps, if you plan on cutting down that rainforest and developing it you no longer need this abundance of water.
There is only one reason why a national leader (our provincial leader!) would reduce the issue of water to such a simplistic level: you plan to sell it. Or, perhaps, exchange it for future guarantees on oil and gas. (See this Vancouver Sun news article)