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Good & Bad News - March 2017

Good & Bad News - March 2017

Here's a collection of some of recent good and bad news about climate change that Al Slavin has compiled from around the web. Some bad news While some technological and political progress is being made to slow the rise in greenhouse-gas emissions, almost all the climate science news is bad, showing an accelerating problem that is worse than earlier predicted. There is[...]
Stay the Course!!

Stay the Course!!

Today’s (March 8) Globe and Mail Headline in the Business Section reads: “Ottawa to stay course on climate: minister.”  Ironically, Canada’s actual climate course is not sufficient to meet its long term commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Less than a year ago Canada signed the Paris Accord, accepting its targets for reduced emissions. For several reasons, the course Canada is[...]
A Lump of Coal

A Lump of Coal

A lump of coal!  Naughty children are warned that if they don't behave this lump would be in their Xmas stocking. But down under in Australia  coal is a commodity to be admired, for a number of reasons: First, Australia has plenty of coal, and exports millions of tons a year. Second, coal is cheap, so it is the principal generator of electricity in[...]
Climate Change:  Speak to your MP

Climate Change: Speak to your MP

For two months Toronto Environmental Organizations (including 4RG) have been meeting with Liberal MP’s for the Greater Toronto area. These meetings were prompted by concerns that the Liberal Government is backing off its policies to reduce climate change, and has abandoned its proposals for electoral reform. A small citizens group visited Rob Oliphant, the MP for Don Valley West. Oliphant‘s comments[...]