Fossil fuels reserves remain in the ground? No way says Australia!

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Just a week ago, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, emphatically stated that most fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground if the rise in the world’s average temperature is to be kept within 2 Degrees Celsius. Carney’s words don’t have much weight in Australia. Prime Minister, Tony Abbott declared at a … Read more…

The most depressing sentence of the year!

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The fall report of Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment released today starts with this sentence: “Within the federal government, Environment Canada is the lead department on the issue of climate change. It has primary responsibility for the current federal approach…..” In a recent blog we made some negative comments about Canada’s Federal Minister of the … Read more…

Big Deal!

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The Federal Conservatives are stepping up the rhetoric.   When the Federal Government gives some of taxpayers’ money to a worthy-project, why that is something to be “Celebrated”!   So says the headline of a recent Press Release from the Federal Government:  “MP Albrecht Celebrates Clean Technology Milestone in Guelph. “ What encouraged all this ballyhoo? Well, … Read more…

A misguided policy

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The Canadian Government has used a number of catch phrases to legitimize its support of fossil fuels.  The Government described its environmental monitoring and regulation of the tar sands as “world-class”, also referring to Canada in this context as “a world leader”.  Although the international community recognized these words as meaningless hype, many Canadians were … Read more…

Why are we marching in New York?

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Why? Because our grandchildren’s future is at stake and thousands of people from all over North America are sending a message to world leaders. At least five chartered buses are travelling  from Toronto alone. The March starts at Central Park and world leaders in the General Assembly of the nearby United Nations headquarters will, we … Read more…