Judicial Enlightenment

Over the past decade plus there have been a number of law suits seeking  a court order compelling a Government to take action to reduce carbon emissions: the primary cause of global warming.  In many of these actions the claimants were activists determined to stop climate change, whatever they might have to sacrifice in the … Read more

PC Shadow Cabinet for Environment

In the previous Federal Parliament, Ed Fast was the member of the Conservative shadow cabinet with responsibility for Environment and Climate Change. In the November Federal election, Fast was re-elected for the riding of Abbottsford.  Although the Conservatives elected more members of Parliament, the Liberals won enough seats to form a minority government. Fast and … Read more

Canada’s “Best Chance”?

Yesterday Andrew Scheer made public the platform of the Federal Conservative Party on climate change. This platform is  all about the really big emitters . . . and “green technology”. There is nothing in the platform to encourage individual Canadians to contribute to limiting Canada’s emissions. Scheer claimed that the platform promotes “green technology, not … Read more

Fossil Fuel Giants support price on carbon

Many Canadian politicians have criticized a carbon tax. The newly-elected Premier of Alberta,  Jason Kenney, described it as “the carbon tax cash grab”.  Premier Doug Ford of Ontario referred to it as “the worst tax ever”, claiming that putting a price on carbon will increase the price “of everything”.  Ford welcomed Kenny as another strong … Read more

Prince Charles explains to Donald Trump the need to stop climate change

In May 2014 Prince Charles warned that “nature’s life support systems” are under threat from climate change, overfishing, deforestation and the widening gap between rich and poor. He noted that he was even more focused on these threats now that he has a grandson, Prince George.” Five years later Prince Charles emphasized his concerns during … Read more

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