Bragging about a green Toronto
Mayor David Miller is in Copenhagen bragging about Toronto’s green achievements, and (as Chair of the C40, Cities against climate change) has achieved prominent placement of a promotional video. As a Windshare board member, I was proud to see that our turbine is featured in the video. …Continue reading the post titled Bragging about a green Toronto
There has been so much confusion about the stolen emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, but few have read the million words as a whole. They show that climate scientists are human, but they don’t undercut the science itself. For example, one of the muc…Continue reading the post titled Climategate?
What are climate thinkers thinking?
There are many issues at stake in Copenhagen, but the basic science is not.Continue reading the post titled What are climate thinkers thinking?
How much would slashing emissions cost consumers?
The New Scientist has published a Cambridge study of the impact on British consumers of a 50% cut in emissions by 2050, paired with government incentives to encourage electric cars, cooking and heating. Their conclusions: Most consumer goods would have very small price increases in constant …Continue reading the post titled How much would slashing emissions cost consumers?
Buy contaminated site, then sue?
I have never understood why so many people think they can knowingly buy a contaminated site and then force someone else to clean it up.Continue reading the post titled Buy contaminated site, then sue?
Mind games at Copenhagen
Why has there been so much fuss about the “leaked” document at Copenhagen? After all, there was nothing new or surprising in it: developing countries want richer countries to do all the paying and make all the carbon reductions, not them; developed countries don’t agree. Th…Continue reading the post titled Mind games at Copenhagen
Waste diversion: is it real?
Measuring the wrong thing can produce counterproductive results.Continue reading the post titled Waste diversion: is it real?
Carbon offsets calculator
For those interested, we have now added a carbon offsets calculator to our Links page, and repeat it here. There may be lots of controversy about offsets, but we think that credible ones can make great holiday gifts:Continue reading the post titled Carbon offsets calculator
Climate change threatens our National Parks, and other data
Given the general reluctance of our federal government in relation to climate change, it’s refreshing to learn of the frank recognition by Canada Parks that climate change is one of the greatest threats to our best-loved places. Canada Parks has also reportedly successfully completed i…Continue reading the post titled Climate change threatens our National Parks, and other data
GHG threaten public health and the environment
The US EPA has released its long-awaited, long-overdue endangerment finding: yes, human greenhouse gas emissions threaten human health and the environment.Continue reading the post titled GHG threaten public health and the environment