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Canada needs to get serious about climate change: Editorial

Canada needs to get serious about climate change: Editorial – Toronto Star

Latest UN report on climate change challenges the Canadian government to adopt policies, including a carbon tax, that reflect the gravity of the threat we face.



We awoke to snow this morning. What?! The Farmer’s Almanac had actually predicted this though I had hoped they would be proven wrong.

It is not a lot of snow and it is supposed to be warmer later so it will melt. 128 more words


Into the Wild

My apologies to Jon Krakauer. I am unabashedly stealing his title for my own non-commercial use. I won’t do so without giving him due credit, nor for that matter without recommending you read his (to me) wonderful little book about the life and passing of Christopher McCandless. 496 more words


US greenhouse gas emissions down

US GHG emissions are down almost 10% during the period 2005 through 2012, putting the US more than halfway toward the 2020 goal.  Would you know that by listening to our leaders?

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Germany’s Reliance On Coal

By Paul Homewood




As I mentioned last week, Germany is continuing with its plan to build a heap of new coal power stations. 842 more words

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Putting climate change in its cosmic context

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The sixth extinction referred to in the title  is of course the extinction Homo sapiens are bringing about through the agency of climate change. 1,135 more words


Dams, Rivers & People – February – March 2014, Vol 12, Issue 1-2

The February – March 2014 edition of SANDRP’s magazine ‘Dams, River and People’ is now available online. This is the 1st-2nd issue of magazine in its 12th volume.  226 more words

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