Monthly Archives: October 2012

Northern Gateway, Defend our Coast, Nexen, Climate Change and Our Uncertain Future

I was all set to write about the pending government decision over whether to allow the purchase of Canadian oil extractor, Nexen, by the Chinese government-owned CNOOC, when I saw Jeffrey Simpson’s prediction in the Globe & Mail that the Northern Gateway pipeline will not get built, and a piece on the website policymic.com about … Continue reading »

Categories: Climate change, Economics, In the News, Our Dying Planet, Tar Sands | 2 Comments

Sobering news from the Great Barrier Reef – will people wake up to the environmental crisis now?

I heard about the study of loss of coral cover during the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, Queensland, this July.  The peer-reviewed publication was today posted on-line at the prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  It’s an open-access article meaning that anyone can download it for free from the site. … Continue reading »

Categories: Changing Oceans, Climate change, In the News, Our Dying Planet | 2 Comments