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. […]

Leaving children with a $240 trillion debt pile should be a hell of a lot more disturbing than theoretically slightly warmer air

Leaving children with a $240 trillion debt pile should be a hell of a lot more disturbing than theoretically slightly warmer air

There sure are a lot of things to worry about. Getting old. Saving for retirement. That growth on your neck. What the kids are doing when you turn your back. If we are ever able to drag our weary gaze above the annoyances and frustrations of daily life, we are handed the mother of all […]

“Fighting climate change” is demonstrably futile, as each of us proves every day. “Fighting pollution” is something we can all rally around

“Fighting climate change” is demonstrably futile, as each of us proves every day. “Fighting pollution” is something we can all rally around

One of the more entertaining facets of our human existence is how we can, through the randomness of exposure to millions of people and circumstances, wind up viewing the tail end of a fight without seeing the full tortuous path of its development. A friend and I were once discussing Christmas dinners, and he ruefully […]

Just so you know – exponential environmental rhetoric growth turns into a joke right about…well, some time ago. Saving the planet just got a lot harder

Just so you know – exponential environmental rhetoric growth turns into a joke right about…well, some time ago. Saving the planet just got a lot harder

It sucks sounding like a broken record, but sometimes a message bears repeating. In this instance, it needs to be heard, because the world is being stampeded towards a cliff. That’s not good. So we’re going to look at it again. The message, of course, is a reference to climate change news coverage. The news […]