Canada’s Fiscal Update Climate Highlights

Canada’s full Fiscal Update is available here, but Al Slavin has extracted the main climate related points with some commentary. The main climate actions seem to be as below. “The government proposes to provide $2.6 billion over 7 years, starting in 2020-21, to Natural Resources Canada to help homeowners improve their home energy efficiency by … Read more

Key Insights from the Drawdown Review

Project Drawdown defines the moment of Drawdown as “the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. This is the point when we begin the process of stopping further climate change and averting potentially catastrophic warming. It is a critical turning point for life … Read more

Drawdown – How to Reverse Global Warming

This amazing book, subtitled “The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” gives an optimistic program for getting out of our current mess. It outlines the top 100 solutions that the world can implement, starting now, to fight the causes of the climate crisis. They range from clean energy to educating girls in … Read more

We’ve Got to Try Everything

It’s very tempting to land on and support simplistic views of how to combat climate change. This video is far from simplistic. It’s pretty academic. The presenter, Jesse Jenkins, uses economic models to ultimately conclude that while renewable solutions can get us pretty far, we need to bet on and support various base load zero … Read more

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

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