Tag Archives: Lynne Quarmby

Can Canada Build More Pipelines? Or LNG Facilities?

The ECOreport asked scientists, environmentalists, politicians and spokespersons from the Governments of Alberta, BC and Canada: If we want to limit climate change, can Canada build more pipelines?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In a recent interview with the ECOreport, Simon Fraser University Climate Scientist Dr, Kirsten Zickfeld described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s idea of fighting climate change while expanding the oil sands and building new pipelines as “delusional.” There is only a finite amount of carbon we can release into the atmosphere and if we hope keep the global temperature rise to 2 degrees C. We are already close to 1.5 degrees and may pass that threshold this year. Even if we do not build any new fossil fuel infrastructure, Canada will exhaust “its’ fair share” of carbon emissions by 2030. These were quite strong statements, so I asked a couple of other scientists – as well as environmentalists, politicians and government spokespersons – Can Canada build more pipelines? Or LNG facilities?
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Scientists Condemn The Flawed Review Process For Lelu Island

The ECOreport looks at a joint letter in which more than 130 scientists condemn the flawed review process for Lelu Island 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThere are more than 130 of them, from Alaska, Russia, the West Coast as far south as California and east to the Atlantic coast. Their joint letter refers to “Misrepresentation,”  “lack of information” and “Disregard for science that was not funded by the proponent.” Scientists Condemn The Flawed Review Process For Lelu Island, at the mouth of British Columbia’s Skeena River, as “a symbol of what is wrong with environmental decision-making in Canada.”
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How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

The ECOreport looks at the First Minister’s meeting. How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAfter two days of sometimes heated meetings behind closed door, Canada’s first ministers emerged with an agreement as to their overall goals for a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.  The contentious issues, like carbon pricing mechanisms, emissions caps and oil pipelines, have been left for another First Ministers meeting in the fall. So How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

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Academics Set Criteria for BC’s Successful Climate Action

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMPremier Christy Clark has just received some sound advice in a public letter, as she  prepares for the premier’s conference with Prime Minister Trudeau. Energy economist Mark Jaccard, sustainable energy system specialist John Axsen and atmospheric climate scientist Kirsten Zickfeld were among the signatories. In total, twenty-five of the province’s academics set criteria for BC’s successful climate action.
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Sauder Predicts 3 Green Seats

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A second British Columbian “poll” suggests more Green MP’s might be accompanying Elizabeth May back to Ottawa. UBC’s Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets‘ system is more akin to the stock market than regular polls, but has proven to be surprisingly accurate in the past. As of October 13, Sauder’s market predicts 3 Green Seats.

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Potential For A Four Way Race

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1While it is not surprising to find Canada’s three major parties virtually tied, this week’s Nanos poll continued an often overlooked trend. When respondents ranked their “two current local preferences,” the Green party scored 27.7%. They have been consistently receiving 25% to 30% ratings for a year. It is easy to see why Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair do not want Elizabeth May to take part in leadership debates. There is potential for a four way race.

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Four Key BC Ridings Would Switch To The NDP

The Second Poll that Shows The NDP May Replace Conservatives

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A New poll shows that four key BC ridings would switch to the NDP  if an election were held today. The Dogwood initiative commissioned  Insights West to carry out a telephone survey of +300 voting-age adults, in four ridings, during May 8-11 . This is the second poll this month to suggest the New Democratic Party may be the province’s new party of choice.
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Lynne Quarmby Elected Green Party Candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour

The ECOreport published the news release: Lynne Quarmby Elected Green Party Candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour

News Release from Lynne Quarmby for Burnaby North – Seymour

(Burnaby, BC) – Scientist, activist, professor, and engaged citizen Lynne Quarmby was unanimously acclaimed this past weekend as the Green Party’s candidate in the new federal electoral district of Burnaby North – Seymour.
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Lynne Quarmby Seeks The Green Party Nomination

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1This mornings interview is with Simon Fraser Biology professor Lynne Quarmby, who recently came to the media’s attention because of her stand against Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain. She had not fully realized the extent to which Canadians are disenfranchised. Though 70% of the population were opposed to this project, they had no voice in the matter. This led to her decision to “enter the belly of the beast.” Lynne Quarmby seeks the Green party nomination for the new riding of Burnaby North – Seymour.

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The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them.

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