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

Winner of the Speak Up competition from St. Jean de Brebeuf

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 … Read more…

Denialists recruit Sarah Palin as a campaigner

Ms Palin believes the climate change proof is bogus

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 … Read more…

Overcoming Two Solitudes

Courtesy of Bloombergs

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 … Read more…

A New Broom

Canada Coat of Arms

The Conservative Federal Government ended its modest support for renewable energy in January 2010, a decision that it justified by the need for a balanced budget.  Yet the Government maintained much larger subsidies to the fossil fuel industry – which at the time was benefitting from the high price of oil. We suspected that the … Read more…