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Making America Wait Again On Climate

Making America Wait Again On Climate

Writing in theguardian, George Monbiot begins his January 19th article with the phrase “make America wait again”. While he’s actually referring to Donald Trump’s energy policy, the phrase easily applies to climate policy as well. Energy and climate are inextricably interwoven. The burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of spiraling carbon emissions which […]

The Artful Deception of Climate Consultation

The Artful Deception of Climate Consultation

I’m pleased to welcome Monica Woodley, an ordinary citizen (like millions of us), who has been inspired by her grandchildren to become a climate warrior. I spoke with Monica on the phone recently. We agreed that our current government under the leadership of Justin Trudeau has made a mockery of the democratic practice of consultation, reducing it […]

Carbon Insanity! Trudeau Now Cheerleader-in-Chief for Oilsands

Carbon Insanity! Trudeau Now Cheerleader-in-Chief for Oilsands

It turns out to be two pipelines — Kinder Morgan and Enbridge Line 3 — and the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project in BC for a national carbon price. And so, carbon insanity prevails as Trudeau becomes the cheerleader-in-chief of the fossil fuel industry in Canada. Source: Canadian Business, July 21, 2016. In 2012 Trudeau […]

If You’re In A Hole, Just Stop Digging

If You’re In A Hole, Just Stop Digging

If you’re in a hole, stop digging, is the phrase that best summarizes the ominous message of The Sky’s Limit, the Oil Change International (OIC) report released in September. I, and dozens of Citizens’ Climate Lobby colleagues, will convey that same message to Members of Parliament and Senators when we lobby on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in the coming days. […]

Kinder Morgan Is Litmus Test of Trudeau Climate Leadership

Kinder Morgan Is Litmus Test of Trudeau Climate Leadership

During the last week, thousands of Canadians attended more than 50 vigils organized by 350.Org (Canada) and local community organizers to protest against the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Daniel Caley-Daoust of Council of Canadians was the coordinator and local organizer for the Ottawa event. I attended the Ottawa vigil where I spoke on behalf […]

Kinder Morgan Approval Would Break Climate Promises

Kinder Morgan Approval Would Break Climate Promises

The approval of any pipeline project in Canada would demonstrate pure hypocrisy and out-and-out deception by the federal government thereby making Trudeau’s climate promises dishonest and politically cheap. Mitchell Beer (President of Smarter Shift) writes this article from Marrakech while attending COP22. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Editor for BoomerWarrior). Credit: Section of Trans Mountain Pipeline, courtesy of Kinder Morgan. […]

COP22 – Canada Must Align Action With Climate Rhetoric

COP22 – Canada Must Align Action With Climate Rhetoric

As the COP22 climate talks in Marrakech comes to an end, Canada’s climate rhetoric is a continuation of last year’s declaration at COP21 in Paris. “Canada is back my friends. Canada is back, and here to help. We are ready to take on a new leadership role internationally,” said Trudeau. But that’s a tough act to follow because […]

Knee Deep In Unethical Coal Investments

Knee Deep In Unethical Coal Investments

Sometimes huge issues just slide along under the radar until, all of a sudden, they blow up. The shock can come from a brown envelope slid under a door, a “scoop” in the media, or an opposition politician discovering a serious failure in government. [Such is the case with the Canada Pension Plan which finds […]

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