Economics of Climate Change

How does climate change affect our grandchildren – and all children – in the future? Everyone is affected, adult and child. Are there any specific effects on children? Let’s look at this from the perspective of economic rationality, the prevalent mind set of our time. The most important effect is that climate change is not … Read more

More Bang for our Buck

This summer I had a thoroughly pleasant morning with an old friend at the Fredericton Saturday farmers’ market. Steve stopped to chat with friends wherever he turned, we bought provisions, and I bought a few gifts for my family. I was intrigued by the number of people wearing yellow t-shirts with the logo you see at … Read more

Harper ups the ante!

Stephen Harper’s recent message to Canadians is stark:  if you insist on government action on climate change you are asking for “the deliberate destruction of jobs and growth”. Previously his message was that his Government would balance Canada’s economy with the protection of the environment.  Why has he made the recent message so much more … Read more

Carbon Crash – Solar Dawn

In July 2011, 4RG carried a commentary on The Great Disruption, a book by Paul Gildings. The message was simple: In one sense our problem is not climate change, but the delusion that we can have infinite quantitative economic growth supported by fossil fuel energy.  Fossil fuel energy has two large problems:  it is a finite … Read more