So Mr. Oliver, what are the other options?

4RG CARBON REVISED

On hearing that Ontario was joining a cap and trade system with Quebec and California to set a price on carbon, our finance Minister, Joe Oliver, reacted predictably.  He described cap and trade as effectively a tax. Horrors! Oliver objected to cap and trade as it would raise the price of everything for hard working … Read more…

A Positive: Ontario’s increase in Electricity Rates!

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One of the main reasons for an increase in Ontario electricity rates is the recent change from fossil fuels to renewable energy as a source for generation of power.  Germany and Denmark are in the front rank of countries who are switching to renewable energy, and their residents pay the highest rates in the world. Canadians have … Read more…

Stop Producing Fossil Fuels!! Is it possible?

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The yearly Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Convention on Climate Change (COP) aims to limit and eventually eliminate greenhouse gases released from the burning of fossil fuels. These Conferences have not considered the possibility of tackling the problem at its source – the production of fossil fuels. This is the way forward proposed … Read more…

The race to burn!

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How many research papers are necessary to prove the obvious?  Based on three decades of experience with climate change denial, an infinite amount of research is needed to conclude a spurious debate. In a recent research paper Dr Christophe McGlade, Research Associate at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, identified the head-on inconsistency between government … Read more…

Lima COP 20 Day One

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Lima is one of the most beautiful capitals in South America.  History is around the corner of every street.  The physical setting is splendid. But those marvellous qualities will not count when delegates of Kyoto countries gather to prepare the road to a new climate change convention to be concluded at Paris in December 2015. … Read more…