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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 […]

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 […]

The Disturbing Climate Alarm Bells of 2016

The Disturbing Climate Alarm Bells of 2016

The popular belief is that if we’re not feeling the change then we’re probably not doing enough. And for the most part, that can easily be said about how humans are dealing with climate change. We are losing ground as disturbing climate alarm bells are going off all around us. Source: Independent, Climate Change: It’s “game over” for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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