Oil’s Deep State

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 access to …

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The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The headline above is the title of a fascinating book with an original take on climate change. The author,  Amitov Ghosh was born in India and now lives New York. He is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He pleads for a truly global view on climate change since it is the first truly global phenomemon. …

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A clear book on a Difficult Subject

Arguments  against Global Warming  are made by a wide spectrum of critics from Skeptics to Denialists.  There are probably fewer Skeptics than Denialists, but they have a greater influence on public opinion as they present their skepticism in reasonable scientific terms.   Denialists are strident, self-interested and unconcerned by obvious errors in their conclusions. . I recommend a …

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“Journey to the Future”

In Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice Through the Looking Glass“, Alice steps through a mirror into a land of make believe.  In “Journey to the Future”, Guy Dauncey’s recent work of fiction, Patrick Wu, the narrator in the book, sneezes and sixteen years in the future finds himself in a Vancouver that has made good on its claim to …

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