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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 […]

Unprecedented Climate Mobilization Needed Now

Unprecedented Climate Mobilization Needed Now

Unprecedented Climate Mobilization is the title of a book just released by authors Elizabeth Woodworth and David Ray Griffin. Although I’m pleased with the launch of the pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change, it falls far short of the kind of climate action needed to keep our world habitable for future generations. This book is a […]

Top Five Posts of 2016 on BoomerWarrior

Top Five Posts of 2016 on BoomerWarrior

As 2016 comes to a close, I wish to express my gratitude to BoomerWarrior readers and followers. All of you have shown support in a number of ways: comments & responses to articles, on social media — Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin — or by signing up for the Newsletter. Following are the top five posts of 2016 which […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Climate Facts You May Not Know

Climate Facts You May Not Know

This article lists climate facts you may not know. It was originally published on the Climate Reality site. As a Climate Reality leader (Chicago2013), I’m pleased to feature Climate Reality resources on BoomerWarrior.  (Rolly Montpellier~Managing Editor).  What you don’t know about the climate crisis – and its solutions – may come as a bit of a […]

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