Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Stephen Hawking discusses the urgent need to address inequality and environmental destruction as people are both more fearful for their futures, and more aware of what’s being taken away from them: (T)he lives of the richest people in the most prosperous parts of the world are agonisingly visible . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Canada’s $3.3 billion in federal and provincial subsidies to fossil fuel companies undermine climate action, says a new study by four prominent Canadian environmental groups.
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This and that for your Sunday reading.
– Jake Kivanc points out that what little job growth Canada can claim primarily involves precarious work. And Nora Loreto discusses the crucial link between labour and social change: (T)o confront climate change, we must imagine the role of workers in the transition to an oil-free economy: how . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
Yes! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder outlines the four reasons communities led by indigenous people all over the United States are winning against the war against the powerful and deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry.
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Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Alex Himelfarb discusses why a proportional electoral system can be expected to produce better and more representative public policy: The adversarial approach often means major policy lurches when the government changes. For example, the Harper government undid some important initiatives of the previous government, including the Kelowna Accord, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for a progressive message of shared wealth creation: A progressive economic agenda must have at its heart an understanding of wealth creation as a collective process. Yes, businesses are wealth creators, but they do not create wealth alone. Workers, public institutions and civil . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
G20 energy ministers’ meeting in Beijing this week failed to come up with a deadline and concrete plans for eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. The meeting followed last month’s commitment by G7 leaders to phase out fossil fuel handouts by 2025. The pos… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: G20 ignores global public’s call to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies
It's going to be a really hot weekend in the place where I live, so I'm hoping to spend as much time as possible at the beach.But I wonder how much longer I'll be able to do that, as the world just keeps getting hotter and hotter.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Burning Planet and the Nasty Surprise
In a blog post published Monday, the former NASA scientist applauded petition e-297, a new petition that’s urging the House of Commons to steer Canada away from fossil fuels. The post Canadian common sense: Fee-and-dividend petition e-297 grabs James H… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian common sense: Fee-and-dividend petition e-297 grabs James Hansen’s attention
A new report outlines the “Top 7 Reasons You Can’t Trust Kinder Morgan” and the energy giant’s proposed $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The post “Top 7 Reasons You Can’t Trust Kinder Morgan”, Pipelines appeare… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Top 7 Reasons You Can’t Trust Kinder Morgan”, Pipelines
Environmentalist David Suzuki on why fossil fuels are a bad investment for Canada. If we’re genuine about meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change commitments, now is the time to divest. The post David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future
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
On Wednesday, over 40 Canadian groups wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet and urged them to reject the pressure to champion the expansion of tar sands operations and pipelines. The post Trudeau urged to reject pressure to ch… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau urged to reject pressure to champion expansion of tar sands operations, pipelines
Statement by the Leap Manifesto Organizing Team on the passing of the Leap Resolution by the New Democratic Party of Canada. The Leap is “a call for a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another.” The post Statement On The Passing Of The NDP L… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution
One of the clearest memories I have from my only trip to Norway is the repeated failures at hitching a ride. What appeared to be an unbroken string of brand new Audi’s and BMW’s whizzed by my friend and I, dirty and sweaty after a few days hiking and camping in the mountains. “Where am I […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: Why Alberta shouldn’t look to Norway, and why that’s a reason to Leap
Earlier this week, former U.S. vice president Al Gore and several U.S. state attorneys generals announced “historic effort to combat climate change” – by going after fossil fuel climate deniers. The post Al Gore, US Attorneys Generals Announce Historic… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Al Gore, US Attorneys Generals Announce Historic Pursuit Of Climate Change Deniers: Why Canadians Should Care
Prominent Canadian journalist Naomi Klein told Al Jazeera this week that she doesn’t trust US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on climate change. The post Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at AllR… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein on Hillary Clinton: “I Don’t Trust Her on Climate at All” [VIDEO]
A recent poll shows strong support for the Trudeau government in Canada, and I have to think, once again, that it is surprising to see that Canadians can be so uncritical and unquestioning of their government. Yes, Harper was defeated, and yes, that wa… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Justin Trudeau and the Continuing Saga of Canadian Apathy
Montreal mayor Denis Coderre and mayors from other prominent Quebec municipalities have come out against TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline. Energy East’s potential risks, which include catastrophic oil spills, far outweigh the pipeline’s pos… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline opposed by Montreal, Quebec mayors
The world celebrated Canada’s new equality-conscious Liberal government and its embrace of key global issues such as climate change. Still, Canada’s environmentalists have work to do, argues David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: We are the world; we mus… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: We are the world; we must act on that understanding
The Paris Agreement is the “first universal accord to spell out ways to confront climate change”, marks a global shift, argues environmentalist David Suzuki. The agreement requires Canada and other developed countries to ditch fossil fuels and embrace … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Sizuki: Paris Agreement marks a global shift for climate
Last night I partially watched Republican debate. They strictly concentrated on ISIS. One of Huckabee’s statement was amazing. He said that U.S. has the highest reserve of coal, oil and gas in the world. He said ” let’s produce these fuels and export t… . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Mike Huckabee on fossil fuels and climate change
If we continue our current practice of consuming fossil fuels we will slowly but surely turn planet earth into a barren planet. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Climate Change
As talks continue at the Paris climate conference, David Suzuki sees “signs of hope for an agreement to limit the escalating effects of global warming” and a more constructive role for Canada. The post David Suzuki: UN climate talks offer hope for hum… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: UN climate talks offer hope for humanity