On top of believing a carbon tax can prevent future forest fires and flooding, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s exhortations to ‘trust the science’ on her Green Canada climate action plan ring hollow when her department’s own projections are dubious at best.

McKenna continues to claim her the plan, centred around a carbon tax – $20/ton this year, ramping up to $50/ton by 2022 – will reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.