Monthly Archives: November 2012

Are we at a tipping point in attitudes on climate change? Just possibly.

It is possible, just possible that we are at a tipping point in our attitudes to climate change.  Several events in recent days conspire to bring the global community, and particularly those of us in developed countries, to our senses.  Now, I may be proved dead wrong quite quickly, because the Doha climate conference takes … Continue reading »

Categories: Climate change, Economics, In the News | 2 Comments

Environment, Economics, Tar Sands, Ocean Fertilization, and Canada’s Muddled Policy

It’s getting harder and harder to follow the logic of the Canadian government’s policies.  I fear that Harper, Flaherty and Kent may all be operating in short-term, knee-jerk, respond-to-every-news-bite mode, rather than putting forth a long-term, dependable set of policies to run our country.  Just months ago they were shouting from the rooftops that they … Continue reading »

Categories: Changing Oceans, Climate change, Economics, In the News, Tar Sands | 1 Comment

Melting of Canada’s Arctic snowpack and Canada’s need to factor climate change into economic planning

Last week, Drs. Chris Derksen and Ross Brown of Environment Canada published an article in Geophysical Research Letters reporting their analysis of records of summer melting of Arctic snow pack over the past 40 years.  They used data compiled in the NOAA Climate Data Record for the northern hemisphere, and found that the decline in … Continue reading »

Categories: Climate change, Economics, In the News, Tar Sands | 6 Comments