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Banning coal simplistic, unreasonable and unwise

Opinion: Mineral is part of the fabric of our human existence By David Brett, Special to The Vancouver Sun September 4, 2013 http://www.vancouversun.com/business/2035/Banning+coal+simplistic+unreasonable+unwise/8870473/story.html#ixzz2f4RHfEyP Poor coal. It’s the mineral not even a mother could love. It’s the orphaned rock, dirty to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist by Dr. Patrick Moore

Green Pioneer Takes On the Environmental Establishment Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore helped change the world, and now he wants to change it again through his highly enjoyable new book. Moore writes convincingly that the environmental movement has lost its … Continue reading

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Crisis, No Crisis; the Case for Nuclear

As a result of pure chance, I ended up on CBC national television during Canada’s hotly debated Fall 2008 federal election. Producers of a program called the “X-Challenge” were looking for 100 “necessary polluters” to make up a studio audience … Continue reading

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Crisis, No Crisis; the Case for Nuclear

As a result of pure chance, I ended up on CBC national television during Canada’s hotly debated Fall 2008 federal election. Producers of a program called the “X-Challenge” were looking for 100 “necessary polluters” to make up a studio audience … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

The current food crisis gripping the planet put me in mind of former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers’ infamous World Bank memo on pollution that cost him his job. In the memo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summers_Memo), Summers appears quite bluntly to advocate for … Continue reading

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Environtology: Sacred Earth, Profane People

These days it is not uncommon for environmentalism to be described as a religion. Even without analysing such a statement, it rings true to many people. Why? Some might assume that because the environmental arena is fraught with emotion and … Continue reading

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Panic Locally, Warm Globally

I was having a few beers with some friends the other day and the conversation got around to global warming. “Complete bull-#$%!,” exclaimed one friend. “It’s all left-wing politics.” “He’s right!” said the other. Who in their right mind would … Continue reading

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