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Attendees to yet another COP28 gathering of ‘the rich, the famous and the confused’ under the guise of saving the world from alleged manmade global warming, met in oil–rich Dubai to talk about a ‘phase out’ or ‘phase down’ of hydrocarbon energy. When government representatives were asked why they supported committing economic suicide to ‘save the climate’ while other countries ‘keep building coal fired power plants,’ they had no answers.

These same people loudly pressed their hands together when UN Chief Guterres demanded an end to fossil fuels. Some speakers admitted there will be no ‘phase out’ for their countries when no science guarantees that a phase-out will achieve anything but destroy civilization. Canada wasn’t one that spoke up! 

On the very first day governments were asked to make pledges to basically ‘fleece’ their taxpayers. Third–world regimes were demanding at least $100 billion per year as a ‘penalty’ for some new slush fund that of course would be managed by the World Bank. The USA readily admits to having already funneled billions of US taxpayer dollars into this ‘Green Slush Fund’ since COP21, along with billions from other countries. Canada’s commitment was not clear, and it was less clear exactly where the money would come from – carbon taxes or perhaps from the missing infrastructure money?  

The activists were unafraid to say it is the responsibility of affluent nations to pay proportionately to their role in creating the climate crisis. King Charles flew in on his private jet to say $5 trillion would be needed each year. That would include tax money, but the private sector is expected to ‘hand over’ even greater sums. There was no mention of exactly where these funds would go.  


Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.