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Global Trade Not Paying for its Damages

Global Trade Not Paying for its Damages

The controversial trade agreement, NAFTA, is now being renegotiated at the insistence of President Trump.  Everything seems to be on the table but there’s one big thing that isn’t and should be. It’s that trade itself, which necessitates the transport of goods which spews out carbon emissions, has an ecological footprint. Trade agreements note that attention must be paid to the[...]
Let Lost Words Live

Let Lost Words Live

The drift of the world, of our lives, has been, for some time, away from nature, from ties to the land, from birds and trees, and bees, and flowers and earthworms and such like. Nature takes its revenge for our neglect with droughts and floods, wild fires, mud slides, hurricanes, extinction of species, maybe we human beings ourselves at some[...]
Canada, a Climate Change Laggard?

Canada, a Climate Change Laggard?

Deciding which countries will successfully meet climate change goals is as difficult as choosing the winning horse before a race starts. There are too many variables to be certain of the outcome., So, just as in a horse race, an assessment of a country’s commitment to meet these goals requires a consideration of “the odds”, i.e. those factors that will highly[...]
Trash Tweeting by Trump

Trash Tweeting by Trump

People are familiar with the term “trash talking”, i.e. negative or insulting things said to or about someone. The President of the US has introduced us to trash tweeting on the subject of climate change. President Trump prefers Tweets as a means of communication as he reduces the need for favourable comment in the traditional  media, he does not have to comment at length on the[...]