Global Trade Not Paying for its Damages

The controversial trade agreement, NAFTA, is now being renegotiated at the insistence of President Trump.  Everything seems to be on the table but there’s one big thing that isn’t and should be. It’s that trade itself, which necessitates the transport of goods which spews out carbon emissions, has an ecological footprint. Trade agreements note that …

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Politicians out of touch with citizens

Politicians are more conservative than voters in the US on doing something about climate change. That’s what the contemporary issue  of the respected Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reports on the basis of recent research by David Broockman and Christopher Skovron. (May that also be true in Canada?) Why so? Politicians are not good at estimating …

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