Tag: Climate Change

UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

January 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

UN Food and Agriculture Organization names 2015 the year of soils By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Each year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) makes a point to celebrate one aspect of agriculture. Last year was the year of the family farm, which was a sound decision. In developing countries, the acknowledgement of […]

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COP20 does little to combat climate change

December 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
COP20 does little to combat climate change

COP20 steps back from apocalyptic statements of earlier climate talks As predicted, COP20 – the climate change talks in Lima, Peru – ended with an agreement which is both a “breakthrough” and which everyone dislikes. It asks UN member nations to volunteer information about their strategic intentions with respect to emissions reductions and encourages “rich” […]

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China GHG deal with US much ado about nothing

November 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
China GHG deal with US much ado about nothing

China GHG emission expected to peak in 2030 Kenneth P. Green for Troy Media Environmentalists received an early Christmas present on November 12 when U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping issued a “joint announcement” over the control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States and China. The announcement ostensibly establishes […]

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Environmentalists welcome low oil prices; the dirty stuff stays in the ground

November 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Environmentalists welcome low oil prices; the dirty stuff stays in the ground

However, low oil prices could mean consumption could increase, search for alternatives could stop Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren’t so bad for the environment after all. The […]

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UN IPCC sends another climate change ransom note

November 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
UN IPCC sends another climate change ransom note

‘IPCC continues to threaten us with hellfire and damnation’ By Donna Laframboise, Frontier Centre for Public Policy On November 2, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sent humanity a ransom note. In the words of the UK-based cartoonist known as Josh, its message was: “Give us trillions or you will fry!! There […]

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IPCC says we must reduce dependence on fossil fuels

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
IPCC says we must reduce dependence on fossil fuels

IPCC says we face further warming and long-lasting changes in climate systems if we do not reduce use of fossil fuels Troy Media By David Suzuki It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what […]

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SaskPower carbon capture project – energy saviour or pig in a poke?

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
SaskPower carbon capture project – energy saviour or pig in a poke?

SaskPower carbon capture project at coal-fired power plant near Estevan By Dale Eisler for Troy Media If you happened to be in Saskatchewan mid-morning on October 2, you might have noticed a giant sucking sound coming from about 250 people, including Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford, senior management with the […]

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Opening of Saskatchewan carbon capture project idraws global interest

October 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Opening of Saskatchewan carbon capture project idraws global interest

Saskatchewan carbon capture project to reduce emissions by 90 per cent A carbon capture and storage project touted as the world’s first commercial-scale operation of its kind attracted international attention Thursday at its opening in southeastern Saskatchewan. SaskPower said more than 250 people from at least 20 countries attended the unveiling of the $1.4-billion facility that […]

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Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

September 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

Founder of Greenpeace says climate change cannot be accurately predicted The emergence of climate change as a pivotal global issue has brought with it an array of assumptions and predictions, many of which evoke fear and guilt. In my opinion, there is no conclusive proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant […]

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Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

Science Matters by David Suzuki Amid the dire warnings about global warming’s impacts, what’s often overlooked is that actions to reduce or prevent them will lead to livable communities, improved air quality, protection of natural spaces and greater economic efficiency, to name just a few benefits. So it’s not surprising that tangible positive action on […]

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