Canada’s Climate Change Policies a Sham – Report

Linton NightingaleClimate Action3 August 2011The effectiveness of climate change policies put forward by the Canadian government has been wildly overestimated, according to a government-appointed think tank.The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), responsible for the analysis of governmental climate change policies, published their analytical response last week and in the ... [click title to continue]

Bureaucrats urged Kent to take global warming seriously

By Mike De SouzaPostmedia NewsAugust 1, 2011 “Climate change is the most serious environmental issue facing the world today and carries with it significant impacts on human health and safety, the economy, natural resources, and ecosystems in Canada and throughout the world,” say the briefing notes, which were prepared for Environment Minister Peter Kent. Peter Kent OTTAWA — Global warming is ... [click title to continue]

A Tar Sands Partnership Agreement in the Making?

By Macdonald StainsbyCanadian Dimension August 1st 2011Campaigns against tar sands production have grown rapidly over the last four years. From the relative obscurity in Alberta to an international lightning rod for people trying to address all manner of concerns from indigenous and community self-determination to peak oil and climate change – criticisms of the largest industrial project in human ... [click title to continue]