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Politics and its Discontents: Will The Harper Promise Of Tax Breaks Continue To Seduce Canadians?

Recently, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne called upon the Harper regime to commit $12 billion annually in infrastructure funding. This request takes on even greater urgency in light of the challenges we are and will be facing as we reap the consequences of climate change.

Fiance Minister Joe Oliver’s response:

Wynne’s request is “divorced . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Will The Harper Promise Of Tax Breaks Continue To Seduce Canadians?

Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From The Mound Of Sound

Steve Harper and his chums have transformed cognitive dissonance from an affliction into an art form. Harper’s prime directive, his overarching quest, is to get as much Athabasca bitumen as possible to foreign buyers as quickly as pipelines and tanker ports can be built. Now square that single-minded purpose with the report just released . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From The Mound Of Sound

Politics and its Discontents: Progress Or Politics?

If you start the following video at about the 5:30 mark, you will hear a surprising answer from Conservative MP Braid Braid when asked by Evan Solomon if the Harper government believes in climate change.

Progress or mere politics? You decide. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Progress Or Politics?

The Disaffected Lib: Brace Yourself

Many Canadian municipalities are starting to come to grips with what climate change will mean to their cities and what they need to do, now, to adapt.   This item from TorStar is a pretty graphic depiction of what Toronto is facing even as its beached whale of a first magistrate remains oblivious or at least . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Brace Yourself

The Disaffected Lib: California Prepares to Meet Climate Change Head On

Reports released this week by the California Energy  Commission and the California Natural Resources Agency reveal adaptation measures the state will need to take to address climate change impacts and they’re innovative.

State researchers foresee temperature increases of 2.7F over 2000 averages by 2050.   Note that’s 2.7F higher than the state was averaging just 12-years . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: California Prepares to Meet Climate Change Head On

The Disaffected Lib: What’s Up? Flash Floods, That’s What.

From Britain to Africa, America to China and Russia, India to Canada, no corner of the world seems immune to flash flooding.   Is global warming the culprit?   In most cases, probably.

We done gone and broke the hydrological cycle.

How we broke it is as easy to understand as it is to prove with basic . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: What’s Up? Flash Floods, That’s What.