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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[...]
The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve

President Trump's walk out from the Paris Accord on Climate Change was big news and bad news. The fact that almost 200 countries signed the accord was bigger news and very good news. So American psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, now 90, insists in his excellent little book "The Climate Swerve". Without hope, it is writ, the people perish. Lifton offers hope.[...]
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[...]