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Climate Activists Like Christmas Carols Too

Climate Activists Like Christmas Carols Too

Based on popular demand I’m featuring again this year the Climate Activists Like Christmas Carols Too post. I’m a Climate Activist but during the Christmas season, I like to take some time off to enjoy Christmas carols and remember those Christmas mornings of my youth, a time of innocence and pure joy. I thought those days […]

Earth Overshoot Day – My Pledges for the Planet

Earth Overshoot Day – My Pledges for the Planet

Humans have now reached Earth Overshoot Day 2016. In less than eight months, we have used more natural resources than the planet is capable of producing during an entire year. For the remainder of 2016, we will be selfishly living on resources rightfully belonging to future generations. “From Monday August 8, we will be living on credit […]

Standing Shoulder to Shoulder – the Overpopulation Crisis

Standing Shoulder to Shoulder – the Overpopulation Crisis

The problems of overpopulation, overdevelopment and overshoot continue to be largely ignored in discussions about global climate action.  As a ‘book champion’, ‘campaign activist’ and ‘campaign friend’ of the Global Population Speakout network,  I’m pleased to share the following excerpts and resources showing that we are literally standing shoulder to shoulder in many areas of our world. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Managing Editor, […]

Stephen Harper – Six Ways to Crush Free Expression in Canada

Stephen Harper – Six Ways to Crush Free Expression in Canada

This post is a reproduction (with permission) of Franke James’ latest visual essay regarding the crushing of free expression in Canada since 2006 when Stephen Harper and his Conservatives first took office. The Franke James story is one of government intervention into an artist’s right of expression and the politics of hate exercised by a tyrannical Prime […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding the Gap: Climate Change and Pluralistic Ignorance

Understanding the Gap: Climate Change and Pluralistic Ignorance

Part 1 – Why are we morally obligated to fight climate change? – was published in BoomerWarrior on December 22, 2014. It ends by asking very important questions about the climate movement: When climate change is discussed, it is either discussed as a “controversy” or a “problem” rather than the existential emergency that it actually is. Our civilization, planet, […]

The Top Five BoomerWarrior Posts of 2014

The Top Five BoomerWarrior Posts of 2014

It’s 3:23 in the morning, and I’m awake because my great, great, grandchildren won’t let me sleep. My great, great, grandchildren ask me in dreams What did you do, while the planet was plundered? What did you do, when the earth was unraveling? Surely you did something when the seasons started failing as the mammals, reptiles and […]

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