Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Short Tale of Two Leaders, a Pipeline, and a Climate

  Stephen and Barry in Happier Times  Photo © Sean Kilpatrick, Canadian Press This is a short story because I have commented on these issues a number of times already.  But President Obama’s speech on Tuesday 25th June to college students at Georgetown University needs a quick comment. First some background.  All countries are contributing … Continue reading »

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

Changing views in the energy sector on the need to act on climate change

Last week the International Energy Agency released a new report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map,  in which it reported that the world is drifting ever further from the 2oC target that was agreed to at the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009.  UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Cristiana Figueres, was quick to note the appearance of the report, … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada's environmental policies, Climate change, Coal, Economics, In the News, Tar Sands | 3 Comments