Donald and the “Trumpettes”

Give President-elect Donald Trump credit for his ability to dismiss issues that he regards as unimportant using simple language. Voters accept his summary as this relieves them of the need to have a deeper understanding of these issues. Politicians who are on the same side of an issue expand on or synchronize their conclusions with …

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Educate for the Future!

Climate Change, brought about by global warming, is an international problem requiring national action by every country in the world. Every country burns fossil fuels that emit CO2 (carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere, causing a build up of CO2 over centuries. It is this slow but continuing increase in CO2 that has resulted in global …

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The Difficulties of putting a price on carbon

For some time now climate change groups have been criticising high level conferences that set out to limit carbon emissions but accomplish relatively little beyond grand words and some grand gestures. A week ago our Federal Government met with the Provinces and Territories to consider a price on carbon. The parties did not agree on …

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Alberta leads!

In the months to come all Canadians will appreciate the importance of what the Alberta Government did today.   We are referring to Alberta’s announcement of new climate change policies such as:  a cap on tar sands emissions and setting a price on carbon. Read the Alberta Government web page entitled ” Climate Leadership   …

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Stealing an election!

Saturday’s Globe and Mail editorial confirms what we know: the Conservative’s election strategy is to avoid any commitment to putting a price on carbon. Stephen Harper attacks the other parties for what he claims is their support of a carbon tax.  To quote his comments in the last leaders’ debate: “A carbon tax is not …

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