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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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Water, ice, and the importance of the ocean in global climate change

We had an unexpected and unwelcome snowfall yesterday.  It was a brief reminder that we are not in control, but temperatures are again above freezing and headed higher.  I THINK our savage winter is over.  I see that NOAA is now reporting that globally, land temperatures in February were only the 21st warmest on record … Continue reading »

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