Marking Time on Climate Change

In our blog on COP 22 ( “Trump spoils the party at Marrakech.” ) we reported that President Trump moved quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to pull the US out of the Paris Accord.  We observed that: “. . . the whole UN process has been undermined by US politics. If the US withdraws …

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Shifts in Canadian public opinion on Climate change!

We sent this letter to Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Federal Conservatives   Dear Mr. Scheer, A recent poll by Abacus Data strongly suggests that Canadians are becoming more aware of the risks presented by climate change. Eighty-five per cent of those responding recognized that not taking action would lead to consequences between severe and catastrophic. The …

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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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