“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet,” write Thomas Homer-Dixon of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and University of Waterloo doctoral candidate...
Sometime in 2011, our species reached 7 billion. This far exceeds the carrying capacity of our planet. Yet few of us are willing to contemplate the notion of population control. The best way - indeed the only way -...
The path to Canada's first national climate framework and clean energy program will not be straightforward or easy. It promises to be convoluted and full of twists and turns as the provinces and Ottawa attempt to define the steps required to...
In 2008, poor air quality alone, including from oil and gas production, cost Canada about $8-billion, according to a report by the Canadian Medical Association. By 2031, those costs are expected to rise to $250-billion....almost 90,000 people will have...
Twenty years ago, I read The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck. With his first sentence, “Life is difficult,” Peck (psychologist and bestselling author) captured my interest. “Once we truly understand and accept it, then life is no longer difficult....
The clean energy revolution is underway. From Germany to China and countries all around the globe, governments, cities, towns, public institutions, and progressive companies are leading the way to reduce their dependency on fossil-fuel energy. The shift is clearly on to increasingly...
How does a country go from climate change laggard to climate change leader in 7 weeks? I'm glad you asked. Image: screen shot from "Future generations will be proud" from Vimeo On October 19th, Canadians elected a new government. Expectations were high - Canadians...
I'm pleased to welcome Nick Fillmore as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Nick is an activist and a freelance journalist writing about climate change and socio-political issues. (Rolly Montpellier ~Managing Editor for BoomerWarrior). In addition to the staging of the PanAm...
The City of New York began its fight against the fossil fuel industry in the early days of 2018 with the blockbuster announcement that it would divest $5 billion of the city’s pension funds from fossil fuels and sue oil...
Anne Lappe of Food MythBusters has launched a second animated movie that takes on the myth of personal choice and exposes the harmful impact of marketing to kids. "We believe that marketing targeting children and teenagers is a public health...