The Disaffected Lib: Hurricane Sandy Task Force or The Three Little Pigs

Little pig, little pig Let me come in Not by the hair on my chinny, chin, chin Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in. Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force has released a report urging Americans to be like the little pig who built his house of bricks, not the ...

Alberta Diary: The Six-Point-Four-Billion-Dollar Question: will the Redford Tories drop their budget balancing act?

Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi talk to reporters with the swollen Bow River and Calgary’s skyline in the background. (Photo from Ms. Redford’s Facebook page.) Below: U.S. Republican contender Mitt Romney; Calgary talk show host Dave Rutherford. It is not unreasonable, in a purely academic sort of ...

350 or bust: Ending Fossil Fuel’s War On Us And The Planet

I’m on a (low-carbon) holiday for the next while, with little access to a computer, so please accept my apologies for delayed responses or posting of comments. All should be back to normal the last week of March. In the meantime, I scoured my files for some photos and graphics to post while I’m away. ...

350 or bust: How Republicans (& Canadian Conservatives) Can Answer Obama’s Challenge To ‘Reduce The Threat Of Climate Change’

Today’s blog post is courtesy of Citizens Climate Lobby: In his State of the Union address, the President said, ‘If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations [from climate change], I will.’  Republicans who wish to avoid more regulations should embrace the free-market approach of a revenue-neutral tax on carbon. Saying that “for the ...

350 or bust: Obama Belatedly Calls For A National Conversation on Climate Action

In a rather lukewarm* way, at his post-election press conference today, President Obama responds to reporters questions about Hurricane Sandy and the need to take action on climate change. His lack of passion and commitment on this issue is disappointing but remember, it would have been sooo much worse with Mitt Romney at the helm! ...

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio November 9, 2012: Elizabeth May, Obama re-election and Hurricane Sandy

Download: earthgauge-podcast-nov-8-20121.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, we take a look back at the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, consider the environmental implications of President Obama’s re-election in the U.S. and catch up with the leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May. Click the audio player above or right click here to download. We’ve ...

350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy Reminds Us We’re All Paying The Price For Politically-Created Climate Of Doubt

The PBS Frontline program “Climate of Doubt” masterfully exposed the strategies and tactics that climate denialists have used to delay, if not undermine meaningful action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in the US. Perhaps the #1 strategy they have pursued involves denying the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming. The number ...

350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy “More Scary Than 9/11,Because You Get The Feeling It Could Happen Again & Again & Again”

Colin Beavan, aka “No Impact Man“, lives in New York City and wrote this thoughtful response to experiencing Hurricane Sandy last week (bold type added): Dear friends, I don’t say this often but I am scared. Not scared to the point of paralysis. Not scared enough to run away. Not scared enough to stop trying ...

LeDaro: SNL Spoofs Fox & Friends In Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane was all Obama’s fault.

drive-by planet: Video ad contrasts Romney climate change jokes with Sandy devastation

A video ad put out by Citizen Engagement Lab makes a powerful statement about Romney’s cynical attitude toward climate change by juxtaposing his climate change jokes with scenes of devastation. In a year that has seen a record Arctic melt, unprecedented drought conditions and record-setting temperatures in the US, Romney remains mute on issues touching ...

LeDaro: Mitt Romney’s Election Platform

Romney will help you and your family.

LeDaro: Hurricane Sandy: Gaffes by Reporters

These gaffes are funny. It is also a reflection on the human nature that how some people maintain their sense of humour despite the adverse circumstances.

LeDaro: Sun still exists

It has been over a week that we have not seen the sun in the Maritimes compliments of Sandy. Days were quite dark and nights a little darker. Today we saw the sun again. It is still playing ‘hide and seek’ but it is encouraging to know that it is still there.

Trashy's World: Obama

Unscripted. Cares. Warm. Praised by GOP Governor Christie. Firm leadership. Sincere. Words written around this pic today. First time a hurricane has propelled a President back into office, I reckon. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Cowichan Conversations: This is Just the Beginning of the Hurricane Season!

This is not the end of the hurricane season, just the beginning. The Corporate agenda has dominated worldwide for longer than the earth and all inhabitants and species can tolerate. Fossil fuels and their subsequent pollution drive the attack on the planet. The degree to which the multi-national energy corps influence our governments cannot continue if ...

350 or bust: Dirty Energy Produces Dirty Weather & Dirty Politics

Casy answered him. “It’s ever’body,” he said. “Here’s me that used to give all my fight against the devil ’cause I figgered the devil was the enemy. But they’s somepin worse’n the devil got a hold a the country, an’ it ain’t gonna let go till it’s chopped loose. Ever see one a them Gila ...

Montreal Simon: Hurricane Sandy and the Twitter Troll

On Tuesday night, as New Yorkers struggled to cope with the fury of Hurricane Sandy.A Twitter account with the handle ComfortablySmug tried to cause even more fear.By sending out a series of alarming false messages.Read more »

LeDaro: Hurricane Sandy and its impact on New York and New Jersey

Here are some pictures. This hurricane caused great damage. According to one estimate the damage is $50 billion and so far 47 confirmed dead in the area of impact in the US. In the Maritimes, Canada, we have been lucky. We got a lot of rain but wind wasn’t that severe. Shoreline areas had greater impact.

350 or bust: Trick, Not Treat, For Canadians: Harper’s Scary Canada-China Trade Deal

It’s All Hallows’ Eve, the time that creatures of darkness are said to come out and haunt humans. That is certainly true in Ottawa today, as Stephen Harper and his minions stir up a cauldron of trouble for Canadians by fast-tracking their Canada-China investment treaty. FIPA or FIPPA (Foreign Investment Promotion Protection Act) is set ...

Trashy's World: Hurricane Sandy relief?

Is the Canadian or any provincial government helping out at all? I know we have sent crews to the States to provide assistance before, and I know it’s still early, but surely we should be planning something, right? (3) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

350 or bust: Welcome To The New Normal: FrankenWeather

* The pictures and videos coming out of New York and New Jersey are a vivid reminder that Mother Nature always bats last; human technology, civilization, and hubris crumbles  in the face of her power. Reports are that 17 people are dead, and 7 million are without power on the U.S East Coast. * Arianna ...

Trashy's World: Hey! Students who wailed away…

…on my bus this morning and on Twitter about schools needing to be closed today! Listen up. Legit reasons to close schools: Power outage Water outage Major snowstorm / freezing rain event that puts staff and / or students at risk of physical harm Earthquakes – big ones Invasion by aliens Invasion by the U.S. ...

Montreal Simon: The Big Storm and My American Nightmare

It's been a living nightmare. The dirtiest election I've ever seen.An election corrupted by Big Money, two billion dollars worth of attack ads, and more Big Lies than you can count.A frightening spectacle of a country so bitterly divided, it's eating itself alive.Read more »

Politics, Re-Spun: GlobalTV Mocks Hurricane Deaths

Frankenstorm Promo How would you feel about a news organization that treats a hurricane as a campy Halloween ratings booster? I’m appalled. Watch the above clip from GlobalTV last Thursday night. Hurricane Sandy has killed dozens already and will likely kill more as it runs aground today in the northeast where tens of millions live. ...

The Disaffected Lib: Sandy May Cut the Big Apple a Huge Break

It looks as though Hurricane Sandy may arrive in New York City well before high tide.   That would be a huge break for the Big Apple.   High tides magnify storm surge flooding driven by powerful onshore winds.   In a city with vast underground infrastructure and so many low-lying, even beneath sea level, areas, a high ...