Good & Bad News – March 2017

Here’s a collection of some of recent good and bad news about climate change that Al Slavin has compiled from around the web. Some bad news While some technological and political progress is being made to slow the rise in greenhouse-gas emissions, almost all the climate science news is bad, showing an accelerating problem that …

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An Energy Super Flop!

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 …

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Canada and collapsing oil revenues.

Canada’s bet on fossil fuels has been put in jeopardy by the plunging price of oil. Faced with declining demands, the Saudis decided to continue producing oil at then- current levels. In very little time the supply was far greater than world market demand, and the international price of oil fell sharply. The result is …

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More Bang for our Buck

This summer I had a thoroughly pleasant morning with an old friend at the Fredericton Saturday farmers’ market. Steve stopped to chat with friends wherever he turned, we bought provisions, and I bought a few gifts for my family. I was intrigued by the number of people wearing yellow t-shirts with the logo you see at …

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