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Dynamic Podcast by CBC

2050: Degrees of Change I highly recommend listening to the CBC podcast 2050: Degrees of Change. In this podcast CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explores the impact of climate change in the next few decades on the residents of British Columbia… Continue Reading →

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Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel laureate economist calls Paris Climate Conference “A Charade”

Cap and Trade won’t work without enforceable caps. Voluntary commitments won’t work if there is no way of compelling the countries to adhere to those commitments. Then there is Plan C, “Stiglitz’s plan is to set a single, global price… Continue Reading →

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Paris 2015 – Cop 21 and “BC Climate Leadership”

Premier Clark is off to Paris to tout B.C.’s “climate leadership”, while acknowledging that the province will miss it’s legislated greenhouse emissions targets for 2020. When Premier Clark announced the B.C. LNG Emissions Law in 2014, as a smokescreen to… Continue Reading →

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Tom Rand – Walking The Frog

Tom Rands’ inspirational presentation on climate solutions given in Nelson, B.C. in March Tom is a best-selling author, cleantech investor, and global thought leader with a recognized record of extraordinary achievement in the promotion of a low carbon economy Find… Continue Reading →

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Portland Propane Project Derailed

In September of 2014 Pembina Pipleline announced that it planned to build a $500 million propane export terminal near the Port of Portland . In May, in spite of a promise of 800 construction jobs and $12 million in taxes being… Continue Reading →

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What To Do About Climate Change

The climate change issue is very complex. First Things First Okanagan recently sponsored UBC professor Simon Donner to speak to the issue at the Penticton Library. Simon gave overwhelming evidence that climate change is real, happening now and caused by… Continue Reading →

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Alberta Federation Of Labor And Deep Decarbonization – Conflict or Harmony?

Can Canada continue to grow employment in oil and gas and at the same time develop employment opportunities in technologically innovative clean energy sectors? While federal performance standards are yielding a decline in vehicle emissions and the electricity generation sector… Continue Reading →

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Enviro Canada’s Failing West Coast Weather Bouys

On March 18 The Federal Government announced new safety measures for Pacific Coast shipping to allay British Columbian’s fears of potential West Coast oil spills. At the time Canada’s (then) Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and Transport Minister Denis Lebel… Continue Reading →

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Penticton Climate Action Advisory Committee

Did you know that the City Of Penticton has a Climate Action Advisory Committee? According to their Terms of Reference the Committee’s mandate is to make recommendations to Council on all matters referred to the Committee, including:  The City of… Continue Reading →

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Kinder Morgan and Burnaby Mountain

“This is not the end of this. This is only the beginning of what is a long war to protect our rights … this battle is between federal forces and local governments beyond Burnaby.” The words of a misguided environmental… Continue Reading →

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