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

A Government that is not serious about Climate Change

After winning the 2018 election, the Ontario Conservative Party acted quickly in setting aside climate change legislation and mitigation measures.    To make sure that voters got its message, the Conservative Government eliminated the words “climate change” from the title of the Ontario Ministry of  the Environment and Climate Change – re-naming it as the … Read more

Post Mortem on Australia’s General Election

All the pre-election polls forecast a close race, but none projected that Scott Morrison and the Liberal coalition would form the next Government of Australia.  So what factor(s) made the difference?  And how might similar factor(s) influence the outcome of  the forthcoming Canadian election. In his victory speech, Morrison referred to “the quiet Australians” who … Read more

A Grim Peek on “Down Under”

Australians go to the polls on Saturday, May 18 next to elect members of the 46th Federal Parliament. This has been dubbed the climate change election with good reason: concern about the climate and environment has never been greater among Australians. Over the last twenty years, Australian elections  have seen on-and-off enthusiasm for parties who … Read more

New and Familiar Voices

For over a decade, For Our Grandchildren has campaigned for a limit on greenhouse gas emissions – the principal reason for increases in the world’s average temperature, the acidity of the oceans and rising water levels, climate disruption that has produced new extremes in storms, drought and floods, food shortages . . Even Richard Attenborough,  … Read more

A Post Script to “The biggest Merchant of Doubt”

As reported in our March 18th blog (The Biggest Merchant of Doubt), Exxon Mobil asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for permission to bar a shareholder resolution sponsored by two large pension funds.  The resolution would have required Exxon to set emissions targets aligned with “greenhouse gas reduction goals established by the Paris … Read more

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