Minister McKenna’s response to 4RG’s Letter

On May 6, 2017, 4RG  sent a letter to PM Trudeau suggesting that Canada take the opportunity to use the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA as an opportunity to strengthen provisions for environmental protection including, of course, climate change concerns. M. Trudeau forwarded it to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Her response she … Read more

Alternative Facts

A Trump staffer recently used the words “alternative fact” when defending her comments on the size of crowds attending the inauguration of the President.  Her words triggered a fire storm of discussion! She did not appreciate that she could not minimize a dispute about such a straight forward factual issue by using the qualifier “alternative”. Perhaps she adopted … Read more

Aviation Emissions will continue to take off!

The Canadian Government has not pressured our aviation industry into taking steps to reduce GHG emissions. In our September letter to The Honourable Catherine McKenna, we urged Canada to change course and take a firm message to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference at Montreal in September that further delay is unacceptable. We recently … Read more

Faith and Climate Change

Stephen Scharper is a wonderful speaker:  profound – yet humorous. He does more than communicate.  He illuminates his subject.   He is a masterful interpreter of Christian theology on the subject of climate change. His commentaries in the Toronto Star have inspired more than one 4RG blog.  Read “A Christmas Day Message  for Grandparents everywhere. … Read more

Wacky Weather Wisdom

Astronomers have discovered a new planet far beyond Pluto.  If there is life on that planet, the leading candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination –  judged by their comments on climate change – are as far out as its inhabitants. Donald Trump is not a believer in climate change.  He says it’s the weather that … Read more

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