Can Climate Change EVER be affordable?

Pay now or our grandchildren will pay later!  That was the message in our Blog entitled “Global Warming Choice”. This blog was a response to Premier Rob Ford’s announcement that repeal of Ontario Legislation  on climate change ” would make life more affordable in Ontario”. The important question is: if no effective action is taken …

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Canada and Switzerland: a climate comparison.

Grandparents in numerous countries (Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, France, The United States, the United Kingdom and others) are concerned about the impact  that global warming will have on their grandchildren. They have formed organizations to investigate the risks, monitor the response of politicians, keep the public informed as to the continuing increase in world temperatures …

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Political Change and Climate Change

Data from 2014 to 2017 suggested global annual emissions of CO 2 had approximately stabilized. Regrettably this slight trend did not continue in 2018: the most recent (preliminary) data from the Global Carbon Project reported a 2.7 percent increase in 2018 emissions. The year 2018 delivered no significant measures giving hope that at long last …

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The failure of Ontario’s new climate strategy

 Many economists and other experts assure us that carbon taxes are a good thing.  But, to paraphrase Margaret Wente, canny politicians (e.g. PMs Stephen Harper, Canada and Tony Abbott ,Australia) know some things economists are unable to factor into their analysis:–   viz that  a lot of people don’t like carbon taxes, and will punish governments …

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Can courts force governments to act on Climate Change?

Holland  is a low-lying country seriously at risk of higher sea levels – a consequence of the world’s failure to check global warming.  It has an exposure similar to countries, such as Bangladesh, with  low lying coastal areas and coral island states. Given its past experience with devastating floods (such as the flood of 1953 …

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