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The Story of Cap and Trade

by: Heather on 12/02/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The Story of Cap & Trade is the latest video from the amazing folks at The Story of Stuff Project. With her signature style of clear, accessible explanations and gentle humor, host Annie Leonard looks at the "devils in the details" of the cap and trade proposals being discussed in Washington and Copenhagen. These include free permits to big …

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Canada on Climate Change - Countdown to Copenhagen

by: EJ on 11/26/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced yesterday he will attend the Copenhagen conference. Is this a good thing? Certainly, his decision is most likely politically motivated. On November 24th the Canadian parliament voted against the conservative minority government to take a more ambitious position going into the United Nations Climate Summit in …

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What Can We Really Learn from "Climategate"?

by: Heather on 11/24/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The recent Climategate scandal broke nearly a week ago - the online release of hundreds of private emails and documents which were illegally accessed through a security breach of servers at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. Reaction to the emails has been mixed. At one extreme, climate deniers assert that their very existence …

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Crush Global Warming - Hip Hop Style

by: Heather on 11/20/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Fridays sometimes get a bit silly around here. So I knew it was Friday when EJ sent me this.

After I'd cleaned the tomato soup of my keyboard (you might want to set your coffee down before clicking the link by the way) I thought you might like to star in your own music video. I mean, why wouldn't you, with lyrics like:

Another girl I dated now …

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Population Growth and Climate Change

by: EJ on 10/05/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

This morning on my way to work, I caught the tail end of Anna Maria Tremonti's morning show on the CBC. She was hosting a debate between David Morley, the President and CEO of Save the Children Canada and Arthur Schafer, an ethics consultant for the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. They were …

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