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Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility – In One Pie Chart

Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility – In One Pie Chart (via Desmogblog) This is a guest post by James Lawrence Powell.* Polls show that many members of the public believe that scientists substantially disagree about human-caused global warming. … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Earth Hour?

I forgot about Earth Hour. I mean, it’s not like I forgot Earth Day, plus I have my excuses. I was moving on Saturday so I was distracted. Well, in reality we had finished long before 8:30 PM so I … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Canada 2010: A Year in Review

Another year in the books! As we crawl out of our Christmas haze bleary-eyed and ten pounds heavier, it is a good opportunity to look back and reflect on the events of 2010 as they pertain to the environment in … Continue reading

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Life Cycle Assessment: a revolutionary game changer and best kept secret

Author and Playwright Howard Zinn once wrote, “Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society.” The movement toward Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a standard for internalizing our long ignored externalities is exactly this type of transformation.
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Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller: oil and the end of globalization

The failure of the recent Climate Change discussions in the U.S. Congress sent me scurrying back to some of the books I read in the last year. After all, did I miss something? Were all those countless Climate Change articles, books and research reports wrong? Am I the only one feeling an immense sense of urgency to act “now”?

Since Prime Minister Harper is continuing to tell us that the economy must take precedence at this critical point in history, I returned to the first book I ever read written by an economist, “Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller: oil and the end of globalization,” by Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets. Here is my review of this book. Continue reading

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