The US Courts at an Impasse

In January 2016, 4RG commented on a lawsuit initiated by the Children’s Trusts (The Trust) to protect the rights of children against the future impacts of climate change. The Trust submitted two reasons why the Federal court should issue an order against the Government of the United States. The Government had over many years supported … Read more

“Playing with the cause of fires!”

Over the last decade 4RG has compared the efforts of Canada and Australia to reduce carbon emissions that are the main cause of climate change These two countries have many similar characteristics; they are among the ten largest national territories in the world they have enjoyed strong economies for the last 50 years; both are … Read more

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

Canada’s Carbon Tax is Fair

Last Friday I visited my MPP, Dave Smith with only one question. “Why do you think that putting a price on carbon will not work”. We talked about a few other things during our meeting, but I came back to this question four times. His response every time was fundamentally that the Canadian program is … Read more

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