Good & Bad News – March 2017

Here’s a collection of some of recent good and bad news about climate change that Al Slavin has compiled from around the web. Some bad news While some technological and political progress is being made to slow the rise in greenhouse-gas emissions, almost all the climate science news is bad, showing an accelerating problem that … Read more

A “Wall”-a-buster

The Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, recognizes the seriousness of climate change.Even so he is against the Federal Government’s proposal to reduce CO2 emissions that are the cause of climate change.  Wall opposes  the Federal policy to put a price on carbon, whether it is by a carbon tax or by cap and trade. He … Read more

Educate for the Future!

Climate Change, brought about by global warming, is an international problem requiring national action by every country in the world. Every country burns fossil fuels that emit CO2 (carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere, causing a build up of CO2 over centuries. It is this slow but continuing increase in CO2 that has resulted in global … Read more

A New Broom

The Conservative Federal Government ended its modest support for renewable energy in January 2010, a decision that it justified by the need for a balanced budget.  Yet the Government maintained much larger subsidies to the fossil fuel industry – which at the time was benefitting from the high price of oil. We suspected that the … Read more

Harper:  climate change is not an election issue!

Prime Minister Harper was asked about climate change and Canada’s involvement in COP 21. Harper said simply he is optimistic that an acceptable international agreement will be reached at Paris. In that connection he noted that Canada had submitted its climate targets to the UN. “Optimistic?”:  If Prime Minister Harper had any appreciation of the … Read more

Having your cake and Eating it too!

Provincial Premiers meeting today as the Council of the Federation hope to hammer out a national energy strategy. According to a leaked draft report the Premiers are considering a policy that favours pipelines and their supporting infrastructure to deliver Alberta crude (including Tar Sands bitumen) to international markets. A necessary consequence of a pro-pipeline strategy  is that … Read more