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COP16 - Monday

Monday, 06 Dec 2010 - The economic case for a low carbon path was presented by Sir Nicholas Stern, former Senior Economist to the World Bank and author of the landmark Stern Review. Five years ago, he presented his...

Sunday - More Informal Session

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - Colombia speaking passionately about naming the "elephant in the room--  the ghost of Copenhagen."  We must overcome the ghost of Copenhagen. The tragedies caused by failing to take action. We are...

COP16 - Sunday AM Update

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - In an informal plenary, the President of the COP, Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, just set out some process rules going forward. The rules would not make sense if you had not experienced...

COP16 - Saturday

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - For a meeting that the media ignored, that governments down-played and that even environmental groups thought would be a snoozer, COP16 in Cancun is off to a far more interesting start.The good news...

Climate Change bill defeated without debate in the Senate

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 - I am currently in a sustainable communities conference in Kelowna and unable to express outrage in my own words at what just happened. Please read this release from Senator Grant Mitchell's office (...

Prosperity

Friday, 12 Nov 2010 - On Tuesday, Adriane Carr and I made a visit to our wonderful candidate in Prince George-Cariboo, Heidi Redl.  We had planned it for some time (and on to Prince George the next day with our other...

Let’s speak out now to shut down attack ads

Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 - If you have any access to US television stations, you have probably been using the mute button a lot lately.  As the US voters prepare to go to the polls, the airwaves are...

Harper’s new crack down on smugglers

Friday, 22 Oct 2010 - It is all in the framing.  The crack down is described as a way to deal with “human smugglers.”  The image conjured is of boat-loads of potential terrorists who may land on our shores.What if you...

There’s not enough maple syrup in the world…

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 - It was reported on CBC this morning that in a last ditch effort to win over votes for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, Canadian diplomats were giving out maple-leaf shaped bottles of maple syrup...

Is it just me, or is it hot in here?

Thursday, 07 Oct 2010 - I keep feeling as though the barrier between Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novels and the evening news has begun to melt.  Like the news story on CBC this week about how whole giant mammoths are...