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

Canada’s Carbon Tax is Fair

Last Friday I visited my MPP, Dave Smith with only one question. “Why do you think that putting a price on carbon will not work”. We talked about a few other things during our meeting, but I came back to this question four times. His response every time was fundamentally that the Canadian program is … Read more

Canada’s “Best Chance”?

Yesterday Andrew Scheer made public the platform of the Federal Conservative Party on climate change. This platform is  all about the really big emitters . . . and “green technology”. There is nothing in the platform to encourage individual Canadians to contribute to limiting Canada’s emissions. Scheer claimed that the platform promotes “green technology, not … Read more

Fossil Fuel Giants support price on carbon

Many Canadian politicians have criticized a carbon tax. The newly-elected Premier of Alberta,  Jason Kenney, described it as “the carbon tax cash grab”.  Premier Doug Ford of Ontario referred to it as “the worst tax ever”, claiming that putting a price on carbon will increase the price “of everything”.  Ford welcomed Kenny as another strong … Read more

Prince Charles explains to Donald Trump the need to stop climate change

In May 2014 Prince Charles warned that “nature’s life support systems” are under threat from climate change, overfishing, deforestation and the widening gap between rich and poor. He noted that he was even more focused on these threats now that he has a grandson, Prince George.” Five years later Prince Charles emphasized his concerns during … Read more

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