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Francois Holland

Recently Francois Holland,  the President of France, spoke out strongly for developed nations to be generous with their contributions to the Green Climate Fund.  This Fund will assist developing nations to mitigate their GHG emissions and adapt to climate change. President Holland stressed that progress in limiting climate change must be the goal of COP … Read more…

Stealing an election!

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Saturday’s Globe and Mail editorial confirms what we know: the Conservative’s election strategy is to avoid any commitment to putting a price on carbon. Stephen Harper attacks the other parties for what he claims is their support of a carbon tax.  To quote his comments in the last leaders’ debate: “A carbon tax is not … Read more…

Please World – get this straight!

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As has been said so often:  global warming increases the intensity and frequency of natural weather systems.  Or – to put it another way – global warming is a significant contributor to the extreme weather events we are experiencing. This comparison was popular a couple of years back:  a star baseball player, famous for his … Read more…

An Energy Super Flop!

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For years our Federal Government boasted that Canada was an energy super power.  Faced with the reality of low oil prices, the Government has abandoned this language, but its “energy super power” policies basically remain unchanged. The fossil fuel industry, on which Provincial Governments counted for jobs and revenue to finance education, health care and … Read more…

Lessons from Beverly Hills

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What does Beverly Hills have in common with the tar sands?  Simple:  both are experiencing a shortage of water needed to maintain “their lifestyle”. In  the case of Beverly Hills the consequences are not that serious.  Natural green lawns are disappearing, but ultimately these attractive yards can be replaced with Astroturf. For tar sands, the … Read more…