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A Gift to the World - Leave our Tar in the Ground

A Gift to the World - Leave our Tar in the Ground

From outer space it is possible to see our oil sands in their enormity and by the mark they leave on the face of our planet. We had no more than realized this than scientists from around the world told us that the very future of humankind was at risk from climate change. Not developing our oil sands was the[...]
Marking Time on Climate Change

Marking Time on Climate Change

In our blog on COP 22 ( “Trump spoils the party at Marrakech.” ) we reported that President Trump moved quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to pull the US out of the Paris Accord.  We observed that: “. . . the whole UN process has been undermined by US politics. If the US withdraws its financial support of the[...]
That Fossil award: it's back!

That Fossil award: it's back!

At the1999 COP held at Bonn, a German organization promoted an award “Fossil of the Day” to be conferred on countries whose actions were most detrimental to the reduction of GHG emissions.   A later coalition of environmental organization promoted a “Colossal Fossil" award. These awards “caught on”.  When the Federal Conservatives formed the Government, Canada was a shoe-in for the award. Canada finally[...]
Shifts in Canadian public opinion on Climate change!

Shifts in Canadian public opinion on Climate change!

We sent this letter to Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Federal Conservatives   Dear Mr. Scheer, A recent poll by Abacus Data strongly suggests that Canadians are becoming more aware of the risks presented by climate change. Eighty-five per cent of those responding recognized that not taking action would lead to consequences between severe and catastrophic. The poll also questioned these people regarding their reasons[...]