Archive for the ‘climate change’ Category

Vladimir Putin is Anti-Wind, Pro Geo-Thermal, and Loves Tigers and Bears.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke out against wind energy this week  at a United Russia Party Conference, claiming it can be detrimental to animal life, “Windmills, which are so widespread in many European countries seem to be an environmentally friendly kind (of energy), but in fact they kill birds…Vibration there is such that worms [...]

Poll Suggests that the Conservative Party of Canada is Out of Touch with Canadians…Who Knew?

Just days after the Senate struck down Bill C-311,  an Environics research poll conducted between October 27th and November 1st, and released this week,  suggests the direction the Conservative Government is taking Canada is not the direction the majority of Canadians would like their country to go. Key Results: (Source : Newswire.ca) 87% of Canadians [...]

Environmental Impacts of Post-Modern Journalism

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A lot of people seem to be waiting for the Future to finally arrive… As though it will be handed down by divine providence, or commercialised out of the efforts of scientists at MIT or inventive researchers at an ivy-league school. Others seem to share an unconscious knowledge that the future is constantly taking shape [...]

Obama Wants Green Planes

Yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced, at the National Press Club,  a new measure to develop jet fuel from crop residues.  He suggests that, “By producing more Biofuels in America, we will create jobs, combat global warming, replace our dependence on foreign oil, and build a stronger foundation for the 21st century economy.  “ The [...]

The United States and European Union Join Assault on Ontario’s Green Energy Act

This fall looks like it’s turning out to be a dark one for the Ontario Liberal Party. Two weeks after Japan filed an official trade dispute over the Green Energy Act to the WTO,  it looks like two more major world powers have taken issue with McGuinty’s controversial energy policy.  Last Thursday the United States [...]

Japan and the WTO speak out against Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Dalton Mcgunity and the Ontario Liberal party have once again come under fire for their ailing Green Energy act.  This time the issue isn’t provincial, rather it seems that the negative effects of Mcguinty’s energy policy have gone global. Last week at the WTO conference Japan submitted an appeal criticizing the projectionist nature of Ontario’s [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

The problem with Belo Monte

Yesterday famed “Avatar” Director James Cameron attended a rally in Brazil to protest the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.  Cameron mused  that a real-life “Avatar” battle is playing out in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest, where indigenous groups are trying to halt the construction of a huge hydroelectric project.  So what’s so wrong with hydro [...]

Carbon trading conundrum

“Our goal remains exactly what it was before: to price carbon and to create a target for reduction of emissions that is real.” – John Kerry (D) The pricing and allocation of Carbon credits is the next logical step in lowering our Co2 emissions. Since the establishment of a global price for Carbon was effectively [...]

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