And, luckily, according to the crayon slingers at The Sun, the Yankees aren't likely to go Cold Turkey anytime soon, no matter what Bush Jr. might say about cutting gas consumption:
One [reason to breathe easy] is that every president from Richard Nixon to George Bush has tried to cut down on America’s growing consumption of oil, particularly imported oil.
All of Bush’s predecessors have failed.
And they have failed, according to The Sun, because American consumers are inherently undisciplined.
Besides, even if the U.S. shakes its habit, there's a plan in place to hook the Asians:
What’s more, the booming economies of China and India — with their almost insatiable thirst for oil — means any cuts in U.S. oil and gas use would not be felt by Canadian suppliers.
All of which is apparently cause for much relief, for "Oil is what drives Alberta’s economy."
From this it is easy to understand Alberta's reluctance to move on or even believe in Global Warming. For their leaders, failure to cut consumption means success, and success failure; the world is turned upside-down when seen through the prism of a one industry economy.
Whereas Ontario, with its diverse manufacturing base, tends to look for Opportunity in Change.
So it is useful to keep the following rule-of-thumb in mind when considering political issues in a Canadian context:
While Ontario MAKES, Alberta PUMPS (and Quebec JUST LAYS THERE, like a French sex bomb straight out of the shower, beautiful and useless and asking for candy).