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Let’s Dispel The Myths About Wind Energy

Let’s Dispel The Myths About Wind Energy

This post is sourced from the Climate Reality E-Book, Top Wind Energy Myths. I’m a Climate Reality leader from the Chicago2013 Leadership training and pleased to feature this resource material. The goal of the article is to dispel the myths about wind energy. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor for BoomerWarrior). Today, cities, states, countries and companies around the […]

Election Should Be About an Economic Vision for People and the Planet

Election Should Be About an Economic Vision for People and the Planet

This election should be about a new economic vision for Canada but it’s not. The focus is most certainly on the economy. All four party leaders speak repeatedly about economic development, creating jobs, taxation policy, increasing consumer spending. The cornerstone of our economy continues to be the consumption of goods. Only Elizabeth May speaks convincingly  about the need for […]

A New Climate Movement for Canada – #JobsJusticeClimate

A New Climate Movement for Canada – #JobsJusticeClimate

Canada’s new climate movement continues to build after the initial Quebec #ActOnClimate march. 350 Ottawa was there. On July 5, 350 Ottawa will again join thousands of people on a march for #JobsJusticeClimate on the streets of Toronto. The march will tell the story of a climate movement that works for people and the planet. We’ll be forming […]

Is Sustainable Growth an Oxymoron?

Is Sustainable Growth an Oxymoron?

We do a lot without thinking, like using GDP growth as a standard of excellence. Most 21st century activity is based on a ‘given’ that underpins the soft science of economics: ‘Growth is good’ — not just a big assumption, a wrong assumption. Pudding with no proof. Let’s face it, the economic crisis was good […]

The Whole Truth About the Oil Crash

The Whole Truth About the Oil Crash

I’m pleased to welcome J.L. Morin as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Morin, a Harvard graduate, is now adjunct faculty at Boston University. Her writing has been published widely, most recently in Huffington Post. She has just released a cli-fi novel, Nature’s Confession, which was included in  “12 Works of Climate Fiction Everyone Should Read”. The common thinking about […]

Stephen Harper is the Worst Prime Minister in my Lifetime

Stephen Harper is the Worst Prime Minister in my Lifetime

Illustration by Victor Juhasz for National Observer I was born in 1947, part of the first wave of post-war baby boomers. The Prime Minister of Canada at the time was William Lyon MacKenzie. There have been another twelve Prime Ministers since then with Pierre Trudeau having served in the office on two separate occasions. My interest in […]

From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind

From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind

In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value and benefits to billions of people around the globe, there is a dark undercurrent of resource […]

Looking Ahead – The Next Four Decades

Looking Ahead – The Next Four Decades

In this post, Desmond Berghofer deals with what the next four decades might be like for our grandchildren. His writing on “the moral dimension of economics” paints a “disquieting picture of where current economic thinking and practice are taking the world.” This post is adapted from the original article which is at grandparentsforthefuture. (Editor: Rolly […]

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