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- The speech by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, earlier this week about the risks of climate change and “stranded assets” has certainly stirred up the debate about global warming.
- We're glad to see that Secretary Clinton has weighed the evidence and moved from being 'inclined to support' the Keystone XL pipeline to clear opposition. It's clear that the more you look at this pipeline, the more you realize it's the wrong choice for this country.
- The issue of water is slowly creeping up the political and media agenda in Canada. After last Thursday’s televised leaders' debate being held in the run up to next month’s general election, one columnist for the influential Globe and Mail noted about the subject of water that “So many opportunities to bring up what should be the topic du jour – yet no one touched it.”
- Over the past week, virtually every article on the President’s trip to Alaska to highlight the impacts of climate change, has in the next breath mentioned the President’s approval of Shell’s arctic drilling. The allegation made vocally by the environmental community is that these two things are deeply contradictory, and blatantly hypocritical. It’s an allegation...
Continue reading 'A Convenient Lie: Why Fossil Fuel Supply Matters for the Climate'.
- On Tuesday, I joined over 100 new and old friends as we took to the street outside Secretary Kerry’s house in Washington, DC. By the end of the day, over 20 young people had been arrested for locking down and refusing the leave Kerry’s porch.
- In the lead up to the Canadian federal election, the economy is front and centre, but not in the way the incumbent government would have liked. The Conservatives have gone to great lengths to brand themselves as good economic managers, but with the Canadian dollar hitting its lowest point in over a decade, their election...
Continue reading 'How low can it go? Collapsing crude in election season'.
- Yesterday, about 40 protestors disrupted the work on the Utah tar sands strip mine, the first to be built in the US, located in the Book Cliffs wilderness area.
- The debate about the tar sands often centres on the global impact the dirty fuel has on the climate, however, wildfowl is often the victim and only occasionally does it make news.
- This past week has been beyond inspiring – a lot needs to change and people everywhere are making it happen. I was lucky enough to take part in and support a small slice of what’s been taking place.
- Those in the oil industry hoping for a reprieve from the volatility of the oil price had their hopes dashed yesterday as the price of oil dropped to its lowest level in four months.
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