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Revenue Neutral Carbon Pricing Is The Clear Winner

Revenue Neutral Carbon Pricing Is The Clear Winner

This article is a reproduction (with permission) of a Laser Talk produced by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Canada). The post highlights revenue neutral carbon pricing. CCL offers a series of Laser Talks designed as tools for members to use in their lobbying efforts across North America. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor for Below2°C). Photo: Courtesy of CCL Canada, November lobbying […]

Should Canada Trump Its Carbon Reduction Plan?

Should Canada Trump Its Carbon Reduction Plan?

The election of Donald Trump and a climate-denial administration is worrisome for the climate movement and the future of the Paris Agreement. Given that Trump vows to reverse President Obama’s climate actions, should Canada pull back on its carbon reduction plan? This article consists of excerpts from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby editorial packet of January […]

Canada’s Cognitive Dissonance on Climate & Energy Policy

Canada’s Cognitive Dissonance on Climate & Energy Policy

Canada’s climate and energy policies are in a state of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance occurs when one tries to entertain two opposing ideas at the same time. This creates tension and a psychological discomfort which forces one to resort to clever and self-deluding ways to justify one’s decisions and actions. Prime Minister Trudeau’s attempt to blend climate action and […]

Unsettling and Ominous – Climate Alarm Bells

Unsettling and Ominous – Climate Alarm Bells

Climate alarm bells should be going off in every country, every city, every household. We are losing ground as we struggle to fight climate change and global warming. The climate action trends witnessed in 2016 are both unsettling and ominous. Without heroic — but improbable — efforts, the 2 °C world is but magical thinking. Source: Independent: Climate Change: […]

Message to Brad Wall – Border Tax Adjustments Are the Solution

Message to Brad Wall – Border Tax Adjustments Are the Solution

Following the recent First Ministers’ Meeting and the launch of Canada’s climate action plan, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, led by National Director Cathy Orlando, issued this Media Release on December 12. (Source: CCL Canada Website).  On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Pan-Canadian Plan on Clean Growth and  Climate was signed by all Premiers at the First Minister’s Meeting (FMM) except […]

The Inescapable Costs of Climate Change

The Inescapable Costs of Climate Change

I’m pleased to add Clare Demerse as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. In this first article Clare explores the inescapable costs of climate change. She wonders if Canada should avoid the potential impact of taking a leadership role on carbon pricing ahead of the United States. (Rolly Montpellier~Editor for BoomerWarrior). With climate skeptic Donald Trump moving into the White House […]

The Paris Agreement Is Now Official. Now What?

The Paris Agreement Is Now Official. Now What?

This post is sourced from The Tree which is a service provided for climate communicators and influencers involved in public discourse on climate change, global warming and the transition to a clean energy platform. Title of post – The Paris Agreement is Now Official. Now What? (Rolly Montpellier~Editor for BoomerWarrior). Credit: THENONE/WIRED The Paris Agreement negotiated by 197 countries in […]

Where Are Canadian Fossil Fuel Subsidies Coming From and Going To?

Where Are Canadian Fossil Fuel Subsidies Coming From and Going To?

In 2009, G20 leaders pledged to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies. But the information presented in the 2015 OIC (Oil Change International) report, Empty Promises: G20 susidies to oil, gas and coal production, is evidence of the continuing gap between promises and reality. I’m pleased to feature Carol Linnitt’s post (with permission) first published in DeSmog Canada in November […]

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