A Government that is not serious about Climate Change

After winning the 2018 election, the Ontario Conservative Party acted quickly in setting aside climate change legislation and mitigation measures.    To make sure that voters got its message, the Conservative Government eliminated the words “climate change” from the title of the Ontario Ministry of  the Environment and Climate Change – re-naming it as the … Read more

Green New Deal Town Hall in Peterborough

On Thursday evening excited Peterborough-area voters joined other concerned Canadians from more than 150 communities across Canada holding town hall meetings on a Green New Deal to respond to the societal, economic and environmental disruption coming with the climate emergency. The Canadian Green New Deal, similar in principle to the one being discussed in the … Read more

Post Mortem on Australia’s General Election

All the pre-election polls forecast a close race, but none projected that Scott Morrison and the Liberal coalition would form the next Government of Australia.  So what factor(s) made the difference?  And how might similar factor(s) influence the outcome of  the forthcoming Canadian election. In his victory speech, Morrison referred to “the quiet Australians” who … Read more

Guardian now calls it Climate Crisis

Many years ago (January 2011) we referred to “Political Change for a Climate in Crisis”, an introduction to our first Public Forum on climate change. In a later blog we noted that A World Public Health Crisis is coming!  Shortly thereafter we referred to the theme of a book “The Great Disruption”:  Why the Climate … Read more

A Grim Peek on “Down Under”

Australians go to the polls on Saturday, May 18 next to elect members of the 46th Federal Parliament. This has been dubbed the climate change election with good reason: concern about the climate and environment has never been greater among Australians. Over the last twenty years, Australian elections  have seen on-and-off enthusiasm for parties who … Read more

Dianne Saxe Leaders Lunch in Peterborough

Community leaders from the economic, social, cultural, and environmental sectors attended a luncheon on May 9 entitled Leadership in a Time of Climate Crisis. It was sponsored by the mayor’s office, Peterborough Public Health, the warden of Peterborough County and For Our Grandchildren. It was hosted by Mayor Diane Therrien, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra and Deputy … Read more

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