Reduction in GHG emissions: every little bit counts!

Have you read the previous For Our Grandchildren Blog “Will the cost of gas reduce GHG Emissions?” That article reflected on the possibility that the price of gas could hit such a high level that motorists will pay premium prices for more fuel-efficient cars and/or find alternative means of transport. Yet more reductions from this …

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The Candian Federal Election: An Environmental Vacuum!

On April 12 last, the Canadian party leaders participated in a televized debate.  Apart from some brief passing comments, there were no exchanges on environmental issues. In fact,the environment is not an issue in this election, a reality emphasized by the absence of Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party, from this debate.  What a difference …

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Norwegian Grandparents speak out against the Tar Sands

“NORWEGIAN GRANDPARENTS PROTEST STATOIL’ S  TAR SAND EXTRACTION IN ALBERTA On April 6th , Alberta’s largest daily newspaper, Edmonton Journal, will carry a message from the Norwegian Grandparents Climate Action to the citizens of Canada. The Grandparents‘ Climate Action (Besteforeldreaksjonen), a network of about 2000 concerned elders, represents a broad spectrum of Norwegian society, such …

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January 26th Climate Forum – “Political Change for a Climate in Crisis”

 The panellists, Lynn MacDonald and Peter Russell, spoke to this well-attended meeting co-sponsored by For Our Grandchildren. The third panellist, Glen Murray, (Ontario Minister for Research & Innovation) was unable to attend because of illness, but promised to participate in a public forum on the topic at a subsequent date. In her opening remarks, Lynn MacDonald noted …

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Climate Change Law and Politics – One year after Copenhagen

The Cancun Conference The Copenhagen Accord acknowledged the need for a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).    To get agreement, the Copenhagen Conference skirted issues on which there was division, such as the “developed” vs. “developing” country dispute.  The latter countries, in which China and India consider they belong, insist that countries in the …

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