“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” explains Canada’s climate policy.

The Federal Government is once again re-assuring Canadians that economic growth can be consistent with reduction of Canada’s GHG emissions. Canada accepted emission reduction targets when it ratified the Paris Agreement. The consensus of experts  is that the Paris Agreement targets agreed to by all countries are unambitious. These targets will not limit global warming …

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A Gift to the World – Leave our Tar in the Ground

From outer space it is possible to see our oil sands in their enormity and by the mark they leave on the face of our planet. We had no more than realized this than scientists from around the world told us that the very future of humankind was at risk from climate change. Not developing …

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Exploiting the Arctic

Over many of the last decades, Norway’s wealth grew significantly, thanks to state revenues flowing from North Sea Oil.    During this period Norway was a benefactor to third world countries, assisting them to adopt measures to limit climate change and its impacts. A recent article in the Manchester Guardian commented on the ambivalence of …

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Misspoke – but accurate!

At a recent town hall meeting Prime Minister Trudeau commented: “We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off of our dependence on fossil fuels.” These remarks led to a storm of protest, to which Trudeau responded (apologized?) : “I said something the …

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Canada evades a moral reality!

4RG has been inspired by the efforts of a Norwegian organization, Grandparents Climate Action (GCA). In 2011 GCA placed an advertisement in the Edmonton Journal  opposing exploitation of the Canadian tar sands by Statoil, a corporation created by the Norwegian Government.  The ad stated: We, the Grandparents Climate Action of Norway, will stand firmly on …

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