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And the “Speak Up for the Planet” winner is . . . . !!!

And the “Speak Up for the Planet” winner is . . . . !!!

All the teams participating in “Speak up for the Planet” were in a sense winners.   The judges commented how much they had learned from talking to the students members on each team.  Coming to a decision on the four  prize winners was not that easy! The first prize winner was the team from St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School.  Their[...]
Denialists recruit Sarah Palin as a campaigner

Denialists recruit Sarah Palin as a campaigner

Michael Morano, a lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry, is a good tactician.  He admitted there is global warming, but claims it is really caused by “natural variability”.  He also states emphatically that governments should not be trying to control the temperature, as that is a waste of resources. He knows that he cannot win the debate about the cause of[...]
Canada's Climate Change Policy: the Reality

Canada's Climate Change Policy: the Reality

 Excerpts from Remarks by Stephen Lewis at the Policy Convention of the New Democratic Party of Canada (April 9th 2016) . . .  around global warming, there’s a rallying cry for the Party because the position of the Prime Minister is no position at all. At the Federal level, there is a serious vacuum of content and leadership; there is instead a superfluity of[...]
Overcoming Two Solitudes

Overcoming Two Solitudes

Canada has experienced regional differences that worked against Canadian unity.  Hugh MacLennan’s novel, “Two Solitudes”, recognized the opposition to use of the French language by Quebecers in a predominately English speaking country. With patience and honesty and reasonable concessions, Canadian politicians were able to reduce these “solitudes” over many decades. Climate change requires us to face the emergence of new political solitudes. The[...]