20 Questions for Electoral Candidates

Want to test a candidate’s knowledge about climate change. Here are 20 easy questions. Do you know the atmospheric carbon concentration for Oct 1st, 2018? A. 405.29 ppm https://www.co2.earth/daily-co2 What do scientists say is the safe amount? A. 350 ppm. https://350.org/science/ What is the Pre-Industrial Age carbon count for the 1700s? A. 280 ppm Wikipedia … Read more

Canada’s “Best Chance”?

Yesterday Andrew Scheer made public the platform of the Federal Conservative Party on climate change. This platform is  all about the really big emitters . . . and “green technology”. There is nothing in the platform to encourage individual Canadians to contribute to limiting Canada’s emissions. Scheer claimed that the platform promotes “green technology, not … Read more

We can reduce our personal greenhouse gases

Traffic on city backdrop

This article appeared recently in the Peterborough Examiner. It points out that as individuals, our primary influence is over the almost 70 per cent of greenhouse gases that come from just residential heating and transportation, mostly automotive. It gives many suggestions how we, as individuals, can reduce these emissions by our own actions. Some of … Read more

Understanding our Personal Greenhouse Gases

Here are some basic facts about energy and energy usage on a personal level as applied here in Ontario. Definitions: watt (W): Energy per second (“power”) used by an electrical device. kilowatt (kW): 1000 watts. To get the total energy used, multiply by the number of hours the device is on. kilowatt-hour (kWh): Energy use … Read more

Support for a Carbon Tax

The  2008 election rejected the Liberal party that campaigned on the promise to levy a carbon tax that would reduce Canada’s carbon footprint.   Since then Carbon Tax has been below the political radar, but  a short while ago 4RG sensed that the subject was ready for polite society.   Our blog pointed out developments in the … Read more

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