Climate Change Competition: a vision of a post carbon world.

reproduced from the NASA Website with permission

For Our Grandchildren and Earth Day Canada are asking students to work in groups to articulate a vision of their future in a post carbon world. Imagine – the date is 2050 and it is an average day in the life of you, now a group of middle-aged people.  What does this day look since … Read more…

Only the Climate has changed!

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Four years ago the City of Memphis was flooded by the Ohio River, a tributary of the Mississippi river, causing $2 billion of damage. Now Southern US states are bracing themselves for major flooding as surging waters that have inundated parts of Missouri and Illinois flow down the Mississippi. Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri, toured … Read more…

Final Impressions of COP 21

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Television networks covering Saturday’s COP 21 meeting explained the lengthy delay in approving a final agreement  by stressing the difficulty in getting acceptance of the text of the document.  Network announcers referred to the process as “deal making”, and many times queried:  “Do we have a deal”? In this bargaining over the text, negotiators considered … Read more…

A Slap on the Wrist

Everybody Recognizes The Eiffel Tower

On Wednesday the Climate Action Network voted to award the Fossil of the Day to the US and Canada for refusing to support compensation for loss or damage to poor countries vulnerable to natural events caused by climate change. Catherine McKenna, our Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, recognizes the importance of the issue … Read more…

Canada’s Leadership Role

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The previous Canadian Government claimed that Canada was playing a leadership role in the COP Meetings!  This claim became more preposterous the more times it was repeated. Fortunately our present Government  is a leader.  Here are two examples of leadership. Recent statements by Catherine McKenna, our Minister of the Environment, puts Canada in the forefront of a … Read more…