Fallout from Fukushima

The whole world has followed the incredible misfortunes of the Fukushima nuclear generating station. The earthquake that hit Japan was devastating, but the Fukushima station survived . . . only to be overwhelmed by the large tsunami that incapacitated backup power generation systems designed to prevent nuclear fuel rods from overheating following a power failure. … Read more…

Art and Climate Change

We have all seen telephone or utility poles to which countless advertisements, announcements and “for sale” notices have been pinned, stapled or pasted.  Their messages are for the present, and we expect them to deteriorate or to be papered over in short order.  But what do we make of it when an artist chooses these … Read more…

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 … Read more…