Canada’s petroleum sector will reinvent, not fold, and the world will be better for it

Canada’s petroleum sector will reinvent, not fold, and the world will be better for it

The petroleum sector is, to put it mildly, used to wild swings in its circumstances. Not just swings in price, but changes in market demand, or new play types, or the advent of new technology such as horizontal multistage fracking – rolling with the punches and innovating is part of the game. In the current […]

Green New Deal advocates: “Pipeline and resource development leads to man camps, human trafficking, and child-porn rings.” And these people want to govern a nation…

Green New Deal advocates: “Pipeline and resource development leads to man camps, human trafficking, and child-porn rings.” And these people want to govern a nation…

I really didn’t want to write this post. It is vile and disgusting and incendiary, and can only serve to increase polarization. But the comments in the headlines were actually said, in a church, by activists, while the likes of David Suzuki and Naomi Klein sat approvingly in the audience. And Canada needs to hear […]

Be gone, climate dementors! Alarmist gibberish fools no one, alienates all & detracts from valid pollution-reduction/environmental footprint goals

Be gone, climate dementors! Alarmist gibberish fools no one, alienates all & detracts from valid pollution-reduction/environmental footprint goals

“Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them… Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you…” Remus Lupin, Harry […]

Philippines tree planting program – a global model for climate progress, even if shovels serve double-duty knocking false environmentalists out of the way

Philippines tree planting program – a global model for climate progress, even if shovels serve double-duty knocking false environmentalists out of the way

One of the biggest obstacles to materially reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the human tendency to ethnocentricity – to view the world through our own cultural lens. Not just to consider it superior, but to only use it as a reference point because that is what we are most familiar with. In Canada, we can […]

The view from the big chairs – speculating on superpower strategies for the coming climate change vs. lifestyle clash of the titans

The view from the big chairs – speculating on superpower strategies for the coming climate change vs. lifestyle clash of the titans

A fascinating collision is about to take place, like two runaway trains heading towards each other. As you might imagine, climate change is involved, because it is the new barometer of everything. If something is good, it is in peril from climate change. If something is bad, it is that way because of climate change. […]