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The War on Knowledge by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives

The War on Knowledge by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives

This post is largely inspired by Chris Turner’s 2013 book, The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada. Turner provides both the narrative and historical facts about how the Conservatives under Stephen Harper have declared a war on knowledge. Canada is witnessing a systematic and wilful attack on its scientific […]

In Denial in Warsaw

In Denial in Warsaw

The headline in the Irish Times reads Warsaw climate talks in disarray after group walk-out. A group of 130 developing countries has threatened to walk away of talks on climate finance due to countries blocking progress on the “loss and damage” from climate change; the Australians have been condemned for their “bad behaviour” relating to their government’s plan to […]

Colorado is Burning – War Footing Needed

Colorado is Burning – War Footing Needed

The imagery is powerful and symbolic. High-tech war weapons, including Blackhawk helicopters, fight Colorado’s Black Forest fire, now acknowledged as the greatest natural disaster in the state’s history. That fire is coming under control now, after it has killed two people and destroyed more than 400 homes. And though it turns out that the fire was […]

Who is BoomerWarrior?

Who is BoomerWarrior?

My name is Roland (Rolly) Montpellier. I was born in 1947 of very young parents and grew up on a farm along with 8 more siblings who followed me. Yep, I’m the eldest of a large family. As the eldest, I was often reminded that I had to show the way, help out and be […]

About BoomerWarrior and Me

About BoomerWarrior and Me

BoomerWarrior.org was launched six months ago. The Blog is successful thanks to supporters from many sources such as Facebook, Twitter, other Blogs, a Newsletter and the Web. Maybe now is a good time to tell you a little more about BoomerWarrior and Me. (Editor, RMontpellier) Likely everything you never wanted to know about me, but […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recession…. a warning!

Reduce, Reuse, Recession…. a warning!

Editorial Comment: In this article, Mike Nickerson makes the point that of the three Rs,  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, only the recycling has really been successful.  Reduce and Reuse run against the economic expansion template adopted by Western civilization and have thus far had only very limited success. When the economy is growing, we are […]

Transforming Our Culture Toward Sustainability

Transforming Our Culture Toward Sustainability

This article is one of an eleven part series on Shifting Society’s Goals.  The human presence has grown to where we are stretching planetary limits.  It is time to find an equitable way to build physical maturity into our societies and to accept the responsibility necessary to be mature as a species.  (Mike Nickerson) Continuing with […]

The Death of the Tar Sands

The Death of the Tar Sands

The Death of the Tar Sands – When one looks at the history of the Tar Sands and the Harper Government’s energy strategy for Canada (focused almost entirely on the expansion of fossil fuels) the Death of the Tar Sands seems like an unlikely scenario. But Tim Flannery, the author of The Weather Makers: The History […]

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