Okay, so we in the industrialized nations of the northern hemisphere, are the heavy emitters of bad stuff that gets pumped into the atmosphere – CO2, methane, ozone and such. Most of what’s already up there has come from us.
Until now it’s been a story of the wealthy bad guys versus the impoverished . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Not Quite Off the Hook But Getting Closer.
As much as 20% of ground level ozone in the western US is arriving from China.
Scientists have been documenting the phenomenon of pollution crossing the Pacific Ocean since the 1990s. Most research so far has focused on how imported emissions affect average pollution levels, but the latest analysis goes further, says Meiyun Lin, an . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Steve Sends China Our Oil, They Send Us Their – Ozone?
Unfortunately, this is the fellow in charge of preserving Canada’s water, air, and climate for future generations. The video below shows Environment Minister Peter Kent can’t respond to Justin Trudeau’s straightforward question about what ozone is, and the difference between ozone at high and low levels of the atmosphere. This is the same Environment Minister . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Canada’s Environment Minister Doesn’t Know What Ozone Is, But Approves Cuts To Ozone Monitoring
“Scientist surfaces to praise ozone monitoring amidst federal review.” But he doesn’t speak without buddies on hand! This is a truly memorable picture painted in this report: A senior Environment Canada scientist whose job may be eliminated through bud… . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Harper government lets the ozone scientist speak
The Harper government’s cuts to Environment Canada and their tinkering with our ozone monitoring systems deserve lots of ongoing attention. Note this from Climate Progress Saturday, the giant ozone hole that was detected and reported on recently may ha… . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Cuts with consequences
Just as a brief followup to Impolitical’s posts/observations on the controversy brwewing surrounding cuts to ozone monitoring, I remember a time when opposition leader Stephen Harper was in his “climate change controls are a socialist schem… . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Environment: low on the totem pole for this Conservative government
Let’s check in on how it’s going since government cuts to Canada’s long time ozone monitoring program made news and the international scientific community took note. Karen Dodds, the assistant deputy minister in the Environment department is claiming t… . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Ozone monitoring cuts backlash