This blog post is a follow-up to a recent letter campaign I undertook with a group of CEOs in the Canadian Oil Industry. The title of this piece, Oil Industry CEOs MIA on Climate is the product of this letter...
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. According to Joseph Stiglitz, the world-renowned global economist and Columbia University professor, putting a price on carbon is...
In two previous articles, I have written with optimism about encouraging trends in global efforts to tackle climate change. In Climate is Back I wrote that "climate is news again" and the shift in public attitudes about putting a price...
I've just recently heard of "solar roadways". My first reaction was quite skeptical. "Another unworkable concept," I thought. Perhaps not so nonsensical after all. Solar roadways coming soon to a place near you? Count on it. Solar Roadways Coming Soon Wikipedia...
Our Risk, Their Reward is the slogan or rallying cry for the Stop Energy East campaign and tour. Its purpose is to bring attention to another Canadian government pipeline project - the TransCanada Energy East.  Our Risk, Their Reward "The TransCanada Energy East...
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could not be clearer or more emphatic. The imperative to act now on climate change has never been more indisputable. Our world is already seeing the disastrous effects of climate change,...
The Death of the Tar Sands - When one looks at the history of the Tar Sands and the Harper Government's energy strategy for Canada (focused almost entirely on the expansion of fossil fuels) the Death of the Tar...
Natural gas lies are part of a familiar pattern of disinformation propagated by the fossil fuel industry for decades. Television viewers are frequently bombarded by ads showing the good life to be enjoyed now that ample supplies of natural...
The science is settled. Our planet is heating up, and carbon pollution from Dirty Energy is to blame. The fossil fuel industry burns oil, coal and gas, sending heat-trapping emissions into the air. Ninety million tons of carbon pollution...
Energy Highways or Environmental Threats While North Americans await President Obama's decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the question of pipeline safety is fundamental to protesters and environmentalists alike. As supporters and detractors continue to clash over Keystone, the project...