The province of Ontario is poised to introduce a long-awaited carbon pricing plan, some seven years after the four-party Western Climate Initiative (WCI) agreement was signed in 2008 with British Columbia, Quebec and California. Ontario is the outlier of this...
The following article, initially titled Can cap-and-trade slow climate change? (by David Suzuki and Climate Change Transportation Policy Analyst Gideon Forman of the David Suzuki Foundation), has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. Some critics are labeling the Cap and Trade carbon pricing mechanism...
Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) advocates for a national carbon pricing policy for Canada. The preferred pricing mechanism is Carbon Fee and Dividend. Fee and Dividend is revenue-neutral, politically astute, efficient and easy to administer. The following Laser Talk --  Guidelines for...
As a member of Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada, I'm featuring the CCL September media packet designed to assist members in their conversations and messaging around carbon pricing. The Pope's climate mission began with the release of the Encyclical and will culminate in Paris...
Climate change gains are difficult to achieve, hard to come by. It took decades for the world community to reach a global climate consensus that culminated in the signing of the Paris Agreement. The 195 signatories of the accord...
I'm pleased to welcome Mike Schreiner as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Mike is the leader of the Green Party of Ontario which promotes a prosperous green economy, sustainable communities and the health and well being of all Ontarians. (Rolly Montpellier~Editor,...
Canada's climate and energy policies are in a state of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance occurs when one tries to entertain two opposing ideas at the same time. This creates tension and a psychological discomfort which forces one to resort to clever...
A recent Editorial Board article by Bloomberg labelled fossil fuel subsidies as the world's dumbest policy ever. The delay by G20 leaders in eliminating fossil fuels goes beyond any form of logic or rationale. It's quite frankly beyond comprehension. The G20...
I'm pleased to add Clare Demerse as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. In this first article Clare explores the inescapable costs of climate change. She wonders if Canada should avoid the potential impact of taking a leadership role on carbon pricing ahead of...
Call it a war among friends. This is an argument about climate change that is getting louder in recent days. It’s not the dreary battle between those who respect climate science and those who deny, facts be damned. No,...