Tag Archives: Climate Change

The Free World’s New Leader

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Angela Merkel, the Free World’s New Leader

Originally Published on UBC News

Less than a week before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, is being hailed by many as the last defender of Europe and new leader of the free world.

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Democracy isn’t just about politics

Democracy isn’t just about politics; it’s about all of us. The government is there to listen to us and is represent the interests of all Canadians

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

I’ve lived through many elections, but I don’t recall many in which emotions ran so high. In the heat of such a campaign, things get said, disagreements arise and tensions increase. Now that we’ve elected a new government, I want to commend Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his positive campaign and congratulate him on his party’s sweeping victory. I still think the new government has an opportunity to strengthen its climate change policies, but more on that later…

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The Values That Make Canada Great

 Society has grown more inclusive and caring over the course of the past century. David Suzuki Suggests we vote for the values that make Canada great

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

When my grandparents arrived from Japan in the early 1900s, Canada was far less tolerant than it is today. Women and minorities couldn’t vote, nor could Indigenous people who had lived here from time immemorial. In 1942, the government took away my Canadian-born family’s property and rights and sent us to an internment camp in the B.C. Interior simply because of our ancestry.

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A Different Vision For Canada’s Economy

Originally Published on the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The federal leaders’ debate on the economy focused on important issues — jobs, deficits, infrastructure spending, pipelines, climate change — but no one talked about a different vision for Canada’s economy. What if we challenged our leaders to answer the dilemma posed by American journalist Charles Bowden: Imagine the problem is that we cannot imagine a future where we possess less but are more? Not being able to even imagine an economy without continual growth is a profound failure.

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The Ministry’s Answers

A Response to Questions from the BC Sierra Club report “BC forest wake-up call”

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1One June 8, Sierra Club BC released their report  BC forest wake-up call.  I responded by requesting an interview with Jens Wieting, of the Sierra Club, and shooting off a list of questions to the Ministry of Forests. As I published my interview with Wieting yesterday, it seems appropriate to publish the Ministry’s answers as a Q&A today.

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BC’s Forests Produced 256 Million Tonnes of CO2

Our Greatest Ally In The War Against Climate Change is Ailing

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1British Columbia could be emissions free. The province’s forest cover is vast enough to absorb more carbon than we actually need to use. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Forests has not been doing a good job since the Liberal Government took power. Instead of storing carbon, BC’s forests now emit carbon. So many trees have been clear cut, infested by Mountain Pine Beetles or burned in forest fires, that BC’s forests produced 256 million tonnes of CO2 in the decade following 2003.

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US Senate Voted Overwhelmingly That Climate Change Is Real

Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife

By Aimee Delach        

A funny thing happened on the way to the Keystone Pipeline bill: U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly that “climate change is real and not a hoax” and came very close to going on the record that people are contributing to climate change.

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Study Finds Tropical Fish Moving Into Temperate Waters

From Oregon State University News 

By Mark Floyd,

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tropical herbivorous fish are beginning to expand their range into temperate waters – likely as a result of climate change – and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sustainable Transportation

Bv Steve Heckeroth

When you wake up in any city in America you hear the roar of hundreds or even thousands of internal combustion engines. There are over 200 million licensed drivers in the US who annually each burn an average of 800 gallons of fuel to go a total of over 3 trillion miles. We seem to have forgotten that we have legs. The only walking many people do is to and from their car. Even many of the people who realize the critical importance of exercise get in their car to drive to the gym. To make matters worse the top selling auto in the US for the last 32 years is the Ford F series pickup truck and last year three out of the top five selling autos in America were pickup trucks that get less than 18 mpg. This may explain how America with only 4% of the world population burns about 25% of the oil consumed in the entire world.
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State of the Lake: High (tech) and dry at Tahoe

From UC Davis

By Kat Kerlin

Lowering a white disk off a boat and into Lake Tahoe’s blue waters was once the most widely used indicator of the lake’s clarity and health. Today, the Secchi disk is still an important tool, but 46 years after the University of California, Davis, first began continuous monitoring of Lake Tahoe, an array of new technologies and computer models are helping scientists better understand what has proven to be a complex ecosystem.

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