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The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The headline above is the title of a fascinating book with an original take on climate change. The author,  Amitov Ghosh was born in India and now lives New York. He is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He pleads for a truly global view on climate change since it is the first truly global phenomemon. He thinks the West[...]
Economics of Climate Change

Economics of Climate Change

How does climate change affect our grandchildren - and all children - in the future? Everyone is affected, adult and child. Are there any specific effects on children? Let’s look at this from the perspective of economic rationality, the prevalent mind set of our time. The most important effect is that climate change is not only already happening and hurting people, but[...]
Minister McKenna's response to 4RG's Letter

Minister McKenna's response to 4RG's Letter

On May 6, 2017, 4RG  sent a letter to PM Trudeau suggesting that Canada take the opportunity to use the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA as an opportunity to strengthen provisions for environmental protection including, of course, climate change concerns. M. Trudeau forwarded it to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Her response she highlights the accomplishments and intentions of[...]
Responsibilities of Senators

Responsibilities of Senators

Tony Dean is an unaffiliated senator from Ontario and a member of the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (the Committee). He set out the responsibilities of Senators in these terms: “The only thing asked of us by the PM [Trudeau] was that we should bring an independent perspective to our work and work hard on behalf of[...]