20 Questions for Electoral Candidates

Want to test a candidate’s knowledge about climate change. Here are 20 easy questions. Do you know the atmospheric carbon concentration for Oct 1st, 2018? A. 405.29 ppm https://www.co2.earth/daily-co2 What do scientists say is the safe amount? A. 350 ppm. https://350.org/science/ What is the Pre-Industrial Age carbon count for the 1700s? A. 280 ppm Wikipedia … Read more

Care Hope Vote

Peterborough’s Public Health Unit has decided to do something new this election. Rather than host a traditional all candidate debate they have created a campaign to encourage people who might not otherwise vote to vote this year. They partnered with local organizations who advocate for change in the social justice areas of Housing, Health, Environment, … Read more

Stay the Course!!

Today’s (March 8) Globe and Mail Headline in the Business Section reads: “Ottawa to stay course on climate: minister.”  Ironically, Canada’s actual climate course is not sufficient to meet its long term commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Less than a year ago Canada signed the Paris Accord, accepting its targets for reduced emissions. For … Read more

Peeking behind the polls!

Our last blog referred  to recent Ipsos Reid public opinion polls more favourable to the Federal Conservatives. In these comments we look at general factors that may have influenced these results. For some years now both the Federal Government, the Conservative Party and the fossil fuel industry advertisements boosted the image of Canada as an energy superpower. … Read more

A book that may change everything

This Changes Everything:  Capitalism v. the Climate is a book which we all need to read at least once. Read it I implore you! The book is an intimate chat with Naomi Klein discussing virtually every aspect of climate change/disruption, but first, a quote from Journey of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker: … Read more

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