Civic Elections in Ontario and climate change

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After four years of relative neglect, the problems caused by a changing climate are a concern of the candidates running for municipal office in 2014. Toronto Mayoralty Race Elizabeth May recommends Olivia Chow.  With such a recommendation Chow will certainly have the support of voters who consider that climate change and its impact on Toronto … Read more…

Fossil fuels reserves remain in the ground? No way says Australia!

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Just a week ago, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, emphatically stated that most fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground if the rise in the world’s average temperature is to be kept within 2 Degrees Celsius. Carney’s words don’t have much weight in Australia. Prime Minister, Tony Abbott declared at a … Read more…

Canada’s Emissions progress rated “Unsatisfactory”

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Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, reported to Parliament today on a number of different areas, including the federal government’s actions related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, environmental monitoring of the oil sands, and marine navigation in the Canadian Arctic. Of particular concern to For Our Grandchildren, she concludes that Canada’s … Read more…

The most depressing sentence of the year!

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The fall report of Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment released today starts with this sentence: “Within the federal government, Environment Canada is the lead department on the issue of climate change. It has primary responsibility for the current federal approach…..” In a recent blog we made some negative comments about Canada’s Federal Minister of the … Read more…

People’s Climate March

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People everywhere! People on Central Park Avenue, a broad street on the West Side of New York’s Central Park. People on side streets where organizations participating in the March were forming up. People on the Avenue sidewalks, moving slowly among the throngs trying to make their way north or south to join up with their organization. … Read more…

Big Deal!

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The Federal Conservatives are stepping up the rhetoric.   When the Federal Government gives some of taxpayers’ money to a worthy-project, why that is something to be “Celebrated”!   So says the headline of a recent Press Release from the Federal Government:  “MP Albrecht Celebrates Clean Technology Milestone in Guelph. “ What encouraged all this ballyhoo? Well, … Read more…