Veteran journalist Mark MacKinnon outlines some of the reasons why he thinks it’s worthwhile to revive use of a phrase that should have gone out of style with the collapse of communism. (more…)
In an editorial, the Globe and Mail defended the idea of a carbon pricing policy and looked in askance at conservative opponents who are trying desperately to fear-monger over it. (more…)
Economist Andrew Leach, who served as the chair of Alberta’s climate leadership advisory panel, outlines some of the challenges for the federal Liberals as they attempt to implement a nation-wide carbon tax. (more…)
Lede: “The Liberal government formally ratified the Paris climate accord Wednesday, after easily beating back an effort from the Conservative opposition to give provinces the sole authority to deal with carbon pricing.” (more…)
If we as a planet want to hold global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius, it means no new fossil fuels can be developed. But writing at Vox, David Roberts notes there is tremendous cognitive dissonance over that simple reality. (more…)
While some of the big players in Alberta’s oil patch have signed on to a carbon tax, but an industry spokesman said it’s too soon to say how smaller companies will fare in the new environment.
The federal carbon tax would set an initial price of $10 per tonne in 2018, and scale up to $50 per tonne in 2022. (more…)
Lede: “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal Liberal government will establish a “floor price” on carbon pollution of $10 a tonne in 2018, rising to $50 a tonne by 2022.” (more…)
Sun, October 2 2016 » Main Page » Comments Off on Climate shallowness on CTV’s Question Period
Meet Melanie Austin, an ardent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She also has an anxiety disorder and has made a death threat against U.S. President Barack Obama — whom she believes is a Muslim.
She lives in a part of Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh that is “more than 90 percent white, ranks among the worst in the state on indicators such as unemployment and premature death, and is near the top in support for Donald Trump, who got two-thirds of the GOP primary vote in April.”
Columnist Doug Saunders found some interesting research that debunks the belief that large chunks of the electorate in the Internet age have retreated into “filter bubbles,” zones where they only consume information that validates previously held opinions. (more…)