Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tar Baby Tunes, or Another Tale of How the Harper Government Parses the Truth about Canada and Climate Change

I had hoped to write about some interesting new science, but we had a couple of weeks of really cold weather, and then I came across Canada’s 2014 report to the UNFCCC, the Convention on Climate Change, and somebody e-mailed me about book burnings, and someone else sent me a link to a list of … Continue reading »

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Climate Policy: Sometimes the night seems darkest just before the dawn

A Perfect Storm Nothing as simple as a tipping point; I sense a perfect storm may be coming.  A year of bad news on the climate front reached a crescendo in December as the Philippines crawled out from under the largest ever typhoon to hit land, Australia witnessed record heat, drought and fires bringing its … Continue reading »

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