The Federal Election

In her speech to the Climate Summit of the Americas, Premier Kathleen Wynne set the bar for environmental organizations. “ Make climate change an issue in the next Federal elections”. Yes, but how?  That is the problem facing 4RG, a small organization of seniors. The larger environmental groups will expand their usual media activity. The … Read more

Notre lettre à Ministre Laurent Fabius

Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et Président de COP 21 Quay d’Orsay, 75007 Paris France Monsieur le Ministre, For Our Grandchildren (4RG) est un organisme environnemental basé au Canada avec un seul objectif: le changement climatique. Nous avons été critique de la participation du Canada à la Conférence des réunions des Parties au cours … Read more

Wynne puts it on the line!

4RG supporters are challenged as to their personal motivation for pushing measures to combat  climate change.   Or about their views on the cause of climate change.  Or why there is a utility in taking steps to reduce GHG emissions. The answer to the first challenge is not difficult, and for this blog we will ignore … Read more

Cyber Abuse

From time to time I read comments by Denialists on climate change articles.  Many of these comments use threatening language, or include personal attacks, and often make no attempt to rebut statements in the article. I have often wondered:  are these persons cyber-bullies working off their anger by their incendiary commentary?  Or are they aiming to intimidate … Read more

Air Travel and GHG Emissions

Will grandparents cut back on air travel to reduce GHG emissions? We received a question about air travel, a subject of commentary in several of our blogs. The specific question was: “How many grandparents in 4RG have decided to not fly in order to preserve climate stability?” The questioner referred to his older brother (63) who is now a … Read more

Humans: Selfish or Compassionate? (2)

Many months ago we noted that the Anglican and Evangelical Churches of Canada had taken a bold step: baptismal vows were changed to include a promise to work for the integrity of creation. What does that promise require of parents, godparents and – ultimately – the newly baptised infant? We tried to capture the substance … Read more

The Grandparents Generation is changing!

A friend sent my wife and me a poem on the occasion of our first grandchild – many years ago.  One verse read: “Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except be there: They’re old so they shouldn’t play hard or run. If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves … Read more