“All at Sea”

As our previous blog explains, there is little relief from GHG emissions generated by air transport. What is the situation for ocean transport? The answer to this question: “All at sea! (to use a “salty” expression) Seven years ago the maritime transport industry, represented at Durban by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), told the COP Conference that … Read more

Showdown on Climate Change

Doug Ford, the new leader of the Ontario Provincial Conservative Party, is set to seriously undermine Canada’s effort to bring emissions from fossil fuels to a safe level. If elected Premier, Ford will repeal programs and policies enabling Ontario to assume its fair share of the necessary reduction. The Federal and Provincial Governments (except Saskatchewan) … Read more

Ontario Tories have no program to reduce carbon emissions! 

Traffic on city backdrop

Right after his election as leader of the Provincial Party, Doug Ford told Ontario voters that, if elected, the Tories will get rid of the cap and trade program aimed at reducing carbon emissions.  And he would will not allow a carbon tax in its place. Ford can advance two reasons for his determination to … Read more

PM speaks out at the United Nations!

Canada’s new partnership (with aboriginal peoples) will involve addressing the shared challenge of climate change. Indigenous and northern communities are particularly affected by its stark reality. In communities across the north – places like Paulatuk, Kugluktuk (KUG-LOOK-TOOK), and Tuktoyaktuk – where community members are finding sea ice conditions more dangerous and unpredictable for travelling and … Read more

Exploiting the Arctic

Over many of the last decades, Norway’s wealth grew significantly, thanks to state revenues flowing from North Sea Oil.    During this period Norway was a benefactor to third world countries, assisting them to adopt measures to limit climate change and its impacts. A recent article in the Manchester Guardian commented on the ambivalence of … Read more