One of the roles that ageing parents and in-laws are expected to play is that of being a “pain in the ass” on every possible occasion and in the presence of any seemingly justifiable set of circumstances. On this occasion I am enclosing an extract from an essay, “An Awkward Conversation” by Richard Wiles*, related to … Read more
Canada has many outstanding environmentalists, but few who are as well known as David Suzuki. He has recently published a short book that summarizes his thoughts on the serious consequences of climate change, entitled “The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision of Our Sustainable Future”. Nearly 70 of the 113 pages explain why we are on the … Read more
I encourage everyone to read Sandeep Kembhavi’s comment of October 18th last on a previous ForourGrandchildren Blog “A Layman’s problem in Assessing Climate Change”. His remarks bring to mind a recent experience when my wife and I were hiking in Switzerland this fall. We went to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, located just … Read more
This month, we feature George Monbiot’s recent article, “This Is About Us“, published in The Guardian on December 15, 2009. Please read the article here and post comments with your thoughts.