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
Can municipalities still regulate renewable energy projects?
Some municipal lawyers argue, however, that municipalities may still have the power to block unpopular renewable energy projects, such as wind turbines.Continue reading the post titled Can municipalities still regulate renewable energy projects?
US liable for Katrina damages
Canadian courts would also be likely to hold government liable for negligent operation of a public work that caused substantial damage to individuals. Given the predicted intensity and ferocity of future storms in Canada, governments at all levels should be looking carefully at how they …Continue reading the post titled US liable for Katrina damages