Forget the old implications of the quote "Rats desert a sinking ship." In my opinion, the rats are smart enough to know that the ship is sinking. Ever wonder why rats are the first to jump ship? It's because they see the waters seeping into the very deepest bowels of the vessel, where rats usually have their nests. That gives them first hand knowledge of what is inevitable and can be a signal of impending danger to those in the upper reaches of the ship, if they do not have their eyes and ears shut to the truth.
I wonder when our PM Harper will join the wise men. I hope it is a question of "when" and not anything else.
Three big companies quit an influential lobbying group that had focused on shaping climate-change legislation, in the latest sign that support for an ambitious bill is melting away.
Oil giants BP PLC and ConocoPhillips and heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday they won't renew their membership in the three-year-old U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a broad business-environmental coalition that had been instrumental in building support in Washington for capping emissions of greenhouse gases.
The move comes as debate over climate change intensifies and concerns mount about the cost of capping greenhouse-gas emissions.
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