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On the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

2014 is Setting a Global Temperature Record NOAA’s National Climate Data Center has now published its global analysis for September 2014. Globally, the first nine months of 2014 tie with 1998 and 2010 as the warmest such period on record. If the world continues to post temperatures that come in as much above average as … Continue reading »

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It’s Time for a Serious Discussion: Tar Sands, Fossil Fuels, Keystones and Gateways, and Canada’s Alternative Futures

A 2013 report by the Pembina Institute suggests Canada could build a robust industry based on alternative energy, especially if government supports comparable to those lavished on the fossil fuel industry were provided.  Image © Pembina Institute It’s time.  Canadians need to begin the discussion that we have been avoiding having ever since the Harper … Continue reading »

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Climate Change Clarity, IPCC Comprehensibility, and More on Antarctic Deglaciation

The Stephen and Tony Show – finally some straight (if misguided) talk from Harper as he meets with new friend Abbott A number of factors have conspired to reduce my attention to this blog over the past six weeks, but the pause has given me a chance to reflect.  What topics deserve most of my … Continue reading »

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