The Billion Dollar Lockdown

On June 25th next Torontonians may as well stay home and watch the World Soccer Championships (which they might well have watched at work!)  On that day the central Toronto financial district is shuttered and barred as a security measure protecting delegates to the G8/20 Summits from environmental protesters, amongst others. A coalition of North American …

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Can foresight propel action, or are we doomed to await necessity?

There is no shortage of scientific evidence to suggest that the transition to a post-fossil fuel society is imminent, either through foresight or necessity.  Clearly, the latter – committing to decisive and meaningful collective change before the remaining critical climate tipping points are breached – is what we ought to be striving for.  This, however, …

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Climate Change and Guerilla Theatre!

To say the least, the US Chamber of Commerce has not been sympathetic to the US government’s response to climate change. At one stage the Chamber proposed that the science that supports concerns over climate change be “put on trial”. The Chamber later explained that this proposal was not directed to the climate science generally …

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