Worshipping at the net-zero altar has led to two dictators controlling both energy security and the supply of manufactured goods Mark Twain famously said that “Truth is stranger than fiction.” Seldom have those words been more clearly illustrated than by the West’s attempt to rid the world of fossil fuels. In a supreme irony, the
We need to plan better to protect vulnerable seniors from the impact of climate change An elderly man in Ottawa spent most of last winter snowed in, unable to leave his home, surviving on canned food. Last summer, 54 people died as a result of a heat wave in Quebec, many of them older adults. Seniors’ communities were quickly
Precious little good will can come from Victoria city council’s campaign, but it will certainly cost a great deal of money (FREE) The City of Victoria wants to round up municipalities to sue oil companies for damages from climate change. Not only is such a case virtually impossible to prove, it’s also full of rich
Federal pipeline needs independent assessment, global health leaders say After a summer that saw over 90 heat-related deaths in Quebec, drought-impacted crops across the Prairies, and large swaths of Western Canada and Ontario ravaged by wildfires and shrouded in smoke, many of the world’s leading experts gathered in San Francisco at the Global Climate and
As always, the Trudeau government announces lofty goals short on devilish details On Jan. 27, the federal government injected yet another syringe full of uncertainty into the country’s oil and gas sector, announcing a nebulous plan to overhaul Canada’s environmental assessment process to incorporate concerns over greenhouse gas emissions. As always, the initial announcements are
World leaders, water experts and development professionals will meet in Stockholm 23-28 August to seek solutions to the world’s several escalating water crises. This year, World Water Week is held under the theme Water for Development. The role of water for development cannot be overestimated. Water is the foundation for all aspects of human and
The Real Issue Is Less The “Disease” Than It is The Proposed Treatment For Climate Change The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest “Synthesis Report” drawing together the findings of the most recent three-volume set of the Fifth Assessment Report. The Assessment Report is meant to be the last word
• Communities wary of climate-change linked threats to bee populations • Experts worry that the trend portends danger to community livelihoods By Patrick Musira : The physicist Albert Einstein, is reported to have said that if the honey bee is extinguished, humankind will follow four years later. Although perhaps the consequences may not be as
Climate alarmists engender confusion because they ignore the evidence. But the record has not been kind to them. Take the 2002 climate change debate published in PEGG, the magazine of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Climate change is making storms, and flooding, much worse. The expected frequency of a storm, known as the return period, is an indication of storm intensity. For example, a 100 year storm is a big storm that is expected to occur no more than once every 100 years. From 2000 to 2005, Ontario had 10 severe storms greater than the “100-year storm”, causing hundreds of millions in damages.