Environmental Watchdogs

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leadership in 2018 means having the courage … Read more

That Fossil award: it’s back!

At the1999 COP held at Bonn, a German organization promoted an award “Fossil of the Day” to be conferred on countries whose actions were most detrimental to the reduction of GHG emissions.   A later coalition of environmental organization promoted a “Colossal Fossil” award. These awards “caught on”.  When the Federal Conservatives formed the Government, Canada was … Read more

Damage from Extreme Weather Events – the Insurance Industry saw it coming!

Two months ago, we commented on the extraordinary amount of damage caused by successive hurricanes hitting the Caribbean Islands and the US Southern States.  There is no doubt that the increased severity of these “natural” events is a result of global warming. The world-wide insurance industry has for many years warned of this possibility.   Four … Read more

A Merchant of Doubt reacts to the Portland Schools Board Resolution

To no one’s surprise, the Heartland Institute reacted negatively to the April 19th Resolution of the Portland Public Schools Board that committed the Board and its teachers to explore the breadth of causes and consequences of the climate crisis.  According to the Institute: “[The Resolution] is filled with so many layers of nonsense, ignorance, petty … Read more

High School Students: Are you thinking about your future?

If you are, you are probably wondering how the effects of climate change will impact your life.  And – this is the most important question – what can you do to minimize these effects? High school students across Canada deserve a chance to make their voices heard.  That is why For Our Grandchildren is sponsoring … Read more

Peterborough We > Tar Sands Action

On Saturday, July 4th about 90 Peterborough Citizens gathered in Confederation Square to send a message calling for a justice based transition away from the tar sands to a 100% clean-energy economy in Canada. “Our community and our country can be a better place to live in without Canada’s current dependence on the fossil fuel economy.” … Read more

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