Here in Ontario our government has cancelled the previous government’s carbon pricing program, cap and trade. As a result Ontario will become subject to the backstop measures of the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. That plan includes a price on carbon pollution with rebates to individuals. But, our provincial government intends … Read more
How the Petroleum Industry Undermines Democracy and Stops Action on Global Warming – in Alberta and in Ottawa That’s the title and subtitle, and twitter-length summary, of a recent book by Kevin Taft, who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta with the Alberta Liberal Party, and Leader of the Opposition. He had … Read more
About 70 people gathered in Peterborough’s Trinity United Church Hall Thursday evening to hear investment coach Tim Nash discuss socially responsible investment, in an event organized by For Our Grandchildren. The evening started with a short talk on climate-change science and local effects by Ginny Colling, trained by the Al Gore Climate Reality Project. In … Read more
Yesterday U.S. President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address to the US Houses of Congress. In general terms this Address emphasizes the successes of Federal Administration over the past year. Just as important, the Address identifies the issues to be addressed by the President and his Republican supporters over this year. President … Read more
On Thursday city council voted to accept donations to fund implementation of the Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan. Now you can directly support climate action in our city. Show how much you want change by making a donation. Here’s how. Write a cheque payable to “City of Peterborough”. Indicate “For CCAP” on cheque memo. Mail … Read more
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is a Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. He was recently visiting Switzerland and spoke about the change we urgently have to execute as a human race if we want to continue to live on Earth. Listen to his moving words.
The Climate Swerve is the title of a recent (2017) book by the elder (now 92) statesman of American psychiatry, and the eminent public intellectual, Robert Jay Lifton. What does “swerve” mean? In customary language it suggests something hurtling down a road that has to swerve if disaster is to be avoided. Not a bad … Read more