350 or bust: It’s Time To Be Conscientious Objectors To The War On Our Children’s Future

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and the only Green MP in our parliament, didn’t mince words about the Harper government’s betrayal of our children in her December 19th blog posting: As we all prepare for the holidays, it is customary to look back at the year that was.  I am not able ...

350 or bust: Canada’s Mandate At Durban Climate Talks Clear: Negotiate On Behalf Of Tar Sands, Not Canadians’ Future

A perspective on Day 5 of the Durban climate negotiations,  from Ani, a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation representing Manitoba at the Durban climate conference. Ani works as a Public Education and Outreach Coordinator for Climate Change Connection, a project of the Manitoba Eco-Network. To read more, visit Ani’s blog at YouthDelegateManitoba.wordpress.com: Day 5 ...

350 or bust: What’s Our Back-up Plan?

Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine and No Logo, discusses why our society is so addicted to risk, particularly when it comes to the natural world. From TED Women, December 2010: More links: Naomi Klein.org

350 or bust: “We Are All Downstream”: Tar Sands Protests Go Global

Yesterday, 144 protesters were taken away in police vans from the front of the White House, bringing the total number of people arrested for peacefully expressing their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline to 843. Solidarity demonstrations sprang up yesterday at U.S. and Canadian embassies and consulates on six continents, including Durban, South Africa where ...

350 or bust: Pipeline Protestors to Obama: This Is Our Environmental Impact Statement

From TPM.com, Why Far-Off Canadian Tar Sands Have Become Make-or-Break Issue For Obama With Enviros: For six days and counting now, hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the White House to demand President Obama intervene and stop the construction of an oil pipeline that will span the breadth of the United States — from Montana ...

350 or bust: Big Oil-Funded Meeting of Canadian Energy Ministers Ends: Did They Get What They Paid For?

From CBC.ca: Canada’s energy ministers ended two days of annual talks Tuesday in the Kananaskis resort in the Alberta Rockies announcing they have agreed to work together on opening up new markets to Canadian crude oil. They also agreed to work on streamlining the process for approving energy projects. In a communiqué, the ministers said ...

350 or bust: White Water, Black Gold

You can’t practice abstinence while running a brothel. Yet politicians of almost all stripes talk simultaneously about developing the Alberta oil sands while getting serous about reducing carbon emissions. Sound like a crock? It is. Mitchell Anderson, It’s the Tar Sands, Stupid It’s not just the carbon emissions from the tar sands that are polluting ...