Aligning Canada’s ambition

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As required by the Kyoto Protocol Russia recently delivered its formal statement  on future GHG emissions.  Essentially Russia told the UN Secretariat that it would do nothing to curb emissions until 2030. Russia expects a free ride over those intervening years Canada must also advise the Secretariat of its targets for reduced emissions.  According to … Read more…

An era is ending?

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We want to share with our supporters some hopeful news, and some not quite so hopeful.   The hopeful news suggests the era when we depend on fossil fuels for energy is coming to an end. First to Norway.  Statoil’s Chief Executive, Eldar Saetre, told a meeting of senior industry executives that the industry cannot ignore … Read more…

A one-line blog that says it all!

We have to thank the Edmonton Journal for the ultimate description of Canada’s record in cutting GHG emissions: “Though our icefields are melting fast, our action on climate change has been glacial.”   If you want to see what this glacier looked like 90 years ago, click to see this Edmonton Journal commentary and photo.

Don’t be fooled by the weather! 

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In several of our blogs we have noted that weather masks climate change. After last winter, the inhabitants of North Eastern North America (particularly residents in the Provinces of New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador) will be sceptical of claims about global warming.   The last three months  will remind them of … Read more…

So Mr. Oliver, what are the other options?

4RG CARBON REVISED

On hearing that Ontario was joining a cap and trade system with Quebec and California to set a price on carbon, our finance Minister, Joe Oliver, reacted predictably.  He described cap and trade as effectively a tax. Horrors! Oliver objected to cap and trade as it would raise the price of everything for hard working … Read more…

Marchers with a Message

Twenty five thousand supporters of action on climate change marched in the streets of Quebec City by way of welcoming the Provincial premiers of Canada to their meeting that will start Monday.  Similar rallies in cities across Canada attracted many other supporters.  Together with other environmental organizations Peterborough Chapter of 4RG promoted one in their own “backyard.” … Read more…