It has become crystal clear that our governments will only move as far and fast as they have to. The pressure from the corporate fossil fuel world, their bankers, and their obedient politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance
It’s well worth it to pause for a moment, read this devastating report, think on it, and if if grabs you as it did me, demand to see your MLA & MP, and raise Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Death in the Peace-Wildlife Devastated
Here, on the Conference Board of Canada’s environmental report card – and the conclusions we should draw from both Saskatchewan’s last-place finish, and the typically appalling response from the Wall government.For further reading…- Brendan Haley dis… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
Photo by Tar Sands Action “If we don’t win soon, we don’t win. We’re pretty far behind. The best science indicates that we have a narrow window left in order to keep things from getting absolutely, compl… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Sketching The Fight: Bill McKibben On How To Save The Planet
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Fred Dews highlights Alice Rivkin’s suggestions as to consensus policies which can reduce inequality while facilitating economic development. And Sheila Regehr looks at how a basic income can work in p… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives won a majority government last week, leaving many left-of-centre citizens feeling somewhat shell-shocked and adrift on a sea of uncertainty after 17 years of predictable but increasingly unsatisfactory NDP government. Even though the outcome had been foreseen for many months by all but the most optimistic Dippers, many professed shock that the […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: What’s a Manitoba Lefty to do?
I just came across this CTV story about the shortage of bees. This is not good news and we should all be doing something to help. For those of us who garden it Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Honey Bees Down 50 Percent In The Cowichan Valley
We Built a Drone from Digital Democracy on Vimeo. In Guyana there are a lot of illegal mining and logging operations that the government doesn’t pursue due to a lack of evidence. To protect their lands from such activity a small tribe, the Wapichan community, have built a drone to record the damage being done. […]
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Learn all about the oil industry in Saskatchewan. From issues of mineral rights and salt water spills, to a lot more, you’ll learn a bit about what makes our economy and political system tick and grind. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: SaskOil
I went to see this at the Perimeter Institute last night, and was so excited to meet the star of it, Caleb Behn, Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za hunter, fisher, activist, and lawyer. Unfortunately, he cancelled. It was disappointing, but the film made it cle… . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Fractured Land
This and that for your Sunday reading.- Branko Milanovic discusses how our current means of measuring inequality may leave out the most important part of the story in the form of wealth deliberately hidden from public view:(T)here are at least two prob… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
Richard Hughes The post was taken down as requested. There may or may not have been some inaccuracies, but the general drift was valid as far as I can determine. As far as confusion Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victory for Shawnigan Lake
Climate Change is creating serious reductions in food and fruits being grown and exported from California. There is nothing to suggest that it will improve, to the contrary, it will get worse as water shortages Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Political Play Between Alberta Premier Notley And The BC Liberals Is Surreal!
The following is blog navel gazing that you probably won’t be interested in, but I’m keeping a record of it for my amusement. A change (probably in personnel) about 2 months ago at CBC has prompted them to start disabling (deleting) some of my comments on their news stories. A collection of them is below […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CBC Censoring More Of My Comments
The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal
In this TED talk David Sedlak explores options that can be used to fend off drought in cities. The last century saw massive developments that treated water in a very unsustainable way (from dams to pathetic water policies). This century we will have to correct the mistakes of the past and focus on changing how […]
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Photo by taylorandayumi The Paris climate accords were strong on aspirations to keep the world below 2C temperature rise but very weak on delivery. Despite Trudeau’s claims that Canada is back, Ottaw… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians
By Éric Grenier, for CBC News The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister won a majority government in a historic fashion Tuesday night, putting up some of the biggest numbers by any party in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!
Read More I see that Bill Tieleman has lept to action in today’s column in ‘The Tyee.’ He deceptively attempts to reframe the play away from a common sense approach to facing the challenges of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention
This and that for your Sunday reading.- Alexander Panetta reports on the G20′s agreement on the need to crack down on tax evasion – as well as the steps Canada needs to take to get our own house in order:The final communique warned of actions against c… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
“Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries” – NYT What are we going to do about it? Let’s pillory the people with the only plan capable of decarbonizing the economy in time, says Canadian MainStream[Corporate]Media. “Naomi Klein and the usual cadre of left-wing reliables want the NDP to ..” – National Post […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Look At Who They Leap
Green roofs are pretty great because they assist in flood prevention and can grow crops. Indeed, green roofs are growing in popularity around the world because they are great for cleaning air and cooling cities too! It’s almost as if many urban problems can be solved by converting unused space into usable green environs. In […]
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Everything in this article isn’t perfect, but these parts are: Alberta’s problem is twofold: Its oilsands have been buried by fracked American oil that is both higher-value and cheaper to produce, while longer-term they face marginalization in a world committed to weaning itself off carbon. So another pipeline isn’t needed; oilsands production won’t be expanding […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Why Did Obama Kill the #KXL Pipeline?