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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Canada v. Australia on Climate Science

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This week is a good time to think about climate science, and especially how governments listen to, and act on, the recommendations of climate experts.  It’s a good time to think about climate experts here in Canada, because one year ago the Canadian government got rid of the . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Canada v. Australia on Climate Science

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– Jeffrey Simpson criticizes the Cons for killing off the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy as punishment for telling the truth about climate change at its own request: In a letter to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), Mr. Kent . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Trashy's World: Friends sometimes ask me why I am so anti-conservative…

… And I always reply: no, you are wrong. I’m not at all anti-conservative. I am anti-Harper and the Harper cabal. These are two different things. And now it looks like some prominent conservatives are beginning to agree with me Premier Redford along with other conservatives who see and disagree with the wanton destruction of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friends sometimes ask me why I am so anti-conservative…

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Andrew Jackson raises an absolutely devastating point to refute anybody trying to use “it’s all about growth!!!” as an excuse for slashing social supports and handing free money to the rich: In this age of austerity, we are constantly told by governments that we have to tighten our . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

350 or bust: University Sustainability Initiative Saves Climate And Its Bottom Line, While Canada’s Economy Suffers From Lack of Green Practices

New Jersey’s William Paterson University adopted a climate action plan in 2009 that puts the university on a path to becoming carbon neutral by 2065 – and to reducing their baseline by 50 percent by 2025. A cornerstone of that work is their 3.5 MW solar array that snakes around parking lots and buildings. *Budget . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: University Sustainability Initiative Saves Climate And Its Bottom Line, While Canada’s Economy Suffers From Lack of Green Practices

Pop The Stack: The Opposite of Rational Decision Making

It’s rare that a government accused of undervaluing science and making policy decisions based on predetermined outcomes rather than rational analysis comes straight out and admits that how they function. But today Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird did exactly that.

“Why should taxpayers have to pay for more than 10 reports promoting a carbon tax, . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: The Opposite of Rational Decision Making

Pop The Stack: The Opposite of Rational Decision Making

It’s rare that a government accused of undervaluing science and making policy decisions based on predetermined outcomes rather than rational analysis comes straight out and admits that how they function. But today Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird did exactly that.

“Why should taxpayers have to pay for more than 10 reports promoting a carbon tax, . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: The Opposite of Rational Decision Making

The Scott Ross: Thank You John Baird, You Saved My Life

Michael Ignatieff hated Canada, he was repeatedly caught feeding off of beaver spinal cord fluid. The Gun Registry was moments away from assigning bar codes to the foreheads of farmers’ first born children. Though a 5% GST is okay, the 7% variety flew the second plane into the World Trade Centre shouting “Trudeau Akbar!”

What . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Thank You John Baird, You Saved My Life

DeSmogBlog: Canadian Environmental Groups Black Out to Speak Out Against Government Threats to Nature & Democracy

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With full page ads in the Globe and Mail and La Presse national newspapers, a major coalition of Canadian environmental non-profits have come together to launch the Black Out Speak Out campaign (Silence, on parle! pour la Francophonie.)

CPAWS, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Equiterre, Environmental Defence, Greenpeace, Nature Canada, Pembina Institute, Sierra . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Canadian Environmental Groups Black Out to Speak Out Against Government Threats to Nature & Democracy