Canada’s environmental policies
As I stare at the blank page. Thinking how to begin, I sense I am about to pound my head against a rather solid wall yet again. Logic does not always overcome politics, and to understand Canada’s love affair with what used to be called the Kinder-Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline, we need to understand the politics. … Continue reading
Our Human Condition – Trapped by the Familiar. It’s why Governmental or Economic Decisions are So Often Wrong when Environment is Involved.
The current kerfuffle over the expansion of the Kinder-Morgan pipeline that ships tar sands crude from Alberta to an export terminal on the coast of British Columbia is a sorry story. It demonstrates that most leaders seem incapable of looking outside the box, never mind acting outside it. Anthropocene times require out of the box … Continue reading
The people of Newfoundland are a patient lot, but their patience has been further tested this month. And that test provides me a teaching moment: Our negative impacts on the world can be halted, but we assume too often that when they are halted, the world will recover, promptly and smoothly, to its former condition. … Continue reading