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Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Government Approves Site C Dam Permits

Dear Mr. Trudeau, Ms. Wilson-Raybould, and Ms. McKenna, I could scarcely believe my ears and my eyes at the news that your government has OKed the Site C dam permits. I am stunned, disappointed, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Government Approves Site C Dam Permits

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Emission Omission: Canadian government plans to assess only some pipeline greenhouse gases

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 The Canadian government wants to know what you think about its plans to co… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Emission Omission: Canadian government plans to assess only some pipeline greenhouse gases

Politics and its Discontents: A Mound Of Sound Guest Post: Climate Change By The Numbers

One of the great malignancies of the 20th century was the spread of neo-classical economics. the macro- and micro-stuff that you probably had to learn in university.

I did a good bit of fraud work in my legal career. One of the key ways to unravel a well-crafted fraud was to ferret out the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Mound Of Sound Guest Post: Climate Change By The Numbers

Politics and its Discontents: A Mound Of Sound Guest Post: The Relentless Growth of CO2

I put this item together a while ago but I was reminded of it today while reading a report from the WMO, the World Meteorological Organization, that April will go in the books as the first month in which atmospheric CO2 topped 400 ppm throughout the northern hemisphere. Not just one nasty region here . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Mound Of Sound Guest Post: The Relentless Growth of CO2

Political Eh-conomy: Where’s the tax in BC’s carbon tax?

British Columbia’s carbon tax has been getting some high praise lately. A recent article in the Atlantic called it “the crown jewel of North American climate policy”. Such assessments need some tempering. BC’s carbon tax can tell us important things about the limits of fiscal policy today, which in turn questions the potential it has . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Where’s the tax in BC’s carbon tax?

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Whither climate change litigation and compensation?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Many people seem surprised when I mention the possibility that greenhouse gas emitting companies may one day be held liable for the damages caused by climate change.  And yet, there is no other context in which businesses could cause billions of dollars of damages in Canada each year . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Whither climate change litigation and compensation?

Politics and its Discontents: A Stinging Indictment Of Joe Oliver And The Harper Mentality

It would seem that Chad Beharriell of Windsor has Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver’s number:

Make transition to a green economy

Like a dinosaur that can see the comet coming, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is now reaching for the public relations panic button as he sees growing resistance across the globe to unchecked . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Stinging Indictment Of Joe Oliver And The Harper Mentality

DeSmogBlog: Debunking GWPF Briefing Paper No3 – The Truth About Greenhouse Gases

This post is part 3 of a series examining the UK-registered educational charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) and the work it allegedly does explaining global warming to the public.

In part 1 the GWPF and its principles (or lack of them) were examined. In part 2 the many serious and fundamental flaws . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Debunking GWPF Briefing Paper No3 – The Truth About Greenhouse Gases