An encouraging week

There’s so much bad news about climate change that it it sometimes seems hopeless and futile to try and do anything about it. Last week I found some good news in a few articles around the web. First the Black Out Speak Out campaign caused even the major news outlets in Canada to acknowledge that there … Read more

Shaping US public opinion on Climate Change: the role of fossil fuel corporations!

In the days when corporations could lawfully donate to Canadian political parties, Canadian banks took an egalitarian approach.  They would give roughly the same amount to the two political parties who supported free markets, modest regulation of financial services etc.   So no matter which party won the banks had opened an avenue of communication with the winner. … Read more

Shaping US Public Opinion on Climate Change

Who are the opinion makers on climate change?  In the US, it is the meteorologists, or TV weathermen, followed by politicians. Faith in meteorologists has increased since the days when the public considered weather forecasting was intelligent guesswork.  With this greater faith comes a disposition by viewers to accept what TV weathermen say about climate … Read more

What we have been saying all along!

A recent ForourGrandchildren blog concluded: “Future increases in temperature can vary significantly, depending principally upon our success in reducing GHG emissions today and in the future.” Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution calculated the expected climate effects of replacing the world’s supply of electricity from coal plants with any of … Read more

An Interview with Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources

Anthony Ketchum, a founder of ForourGrandchildren, and two other Eglinton –Lawrence voters, recently met Joe Oliver, the Minister for Natural Resources.  Oliver, who has grandchildren, spoke at length about how he got into politics. He defended the government’s measures against certain charitable organizations committed to the issue of climate change,  but recognized that there are … Read more

Who Says the Science is Settled

Andrew Bolt, an Australian commentator whose words appeared in the Herald Sun, headlined his commentary on the research of Qing-Bin Lu, a Waterloo University Professor of Physics and Astronomy with these words.  Mr. Bolt has written even more scathing remarks about those who consider climate change a risk to the Earth.  Another of his columns was … Read more

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