Politics and its Discontents: I’ve Seen Fire, And I’ve Seen Rain

I readily admit that I am transfixed, awed and horrified by these now-regular reports of unfolding climatic disaster. Yet our hubristic selfishness continues unabated. Why? Is this humanity’s fatal flaw? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Plenty. When construction crews begin digging a new canal this month across Nicaragua, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic, it’ll be a boon to global shipping and, the government says, to the economy of the second-poorest nation in the Americas. But activists, scientists and others are increasingly alarmed by the environmental impact of a 173-mile artificial ...

Cowichan Conversations: Crisis in the Cariboo Ignored

Cowichan Conversations: Mount Polley Mine Spill in Cariboo -Environmental Disaster

An environmental disaster brings bad news for the Cariboo region following a massive spill from copper and gold mine near Likely, BC. Here is a report from CBC News The Vancouver-based mining company whose tailings pond dam failed Monday, sending five million cubic metres of effluent flowing out into waterways in B.C.’s Central Interior, says ...

The Ethical Oil Spokespuppet Smear

A little bauble I ran across today … I can’t say for sure whether Ezra and Kathryn are faithfully represented, as I’ve never met them in person, but … snerk. (h/t Jymn) Related posts: Let Freedom Rain: “National Necrophilia Week”: Ezra Levant wears orange wig, drinks Orange Crush. Mocks Layton’s passing A little kosher wine ...