Climate Change and Public Health

Doctors recognize that apparently harmless events can have catastrophic consequences. This recognition has led them to advocate measures to improve public health, such as the ban against cigarette smoking. Canadian Physicians for the Environment recently persuaded the Ontario government to ban many dangerous pesticides. On the issue of climate change, however, Canadian physicians have been … Read more…

Durban Postlude: Moral Issues that didn’t get discussed.

The CBCTV National News for Sunday, December 11th included a commentary on the results of the Durban Conference that had just concluded.  One of the persons interviewed was a Calgary Professor whose opinion was that from a Canadian perspective the outcome was practical, moral issues aside. Walter Pitman has reflected on moral issues as these are … Read more…