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Thank you Ashish for your comments! And just a point of clarification, its "Miss Sidhu"! Thanks again.
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Just in from an AP report: An independent British report into the leak of hundreds of emails from one of the world’s leading climate research centres has largely vindicated the scientists involved, a finding many in the field hope will... Continue reading
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Where would you like your pension money to be invested in? According to the Financial Post, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced it was making a $250-million private placement in Laricina Energy Ltd, a Calgary-based company that has a... Continue reading
6 months ago world leaders meeting in Copenhagen for the UN summit declared climate change to be the greatest challenge facing this next generation. This weekend at the G20 summit in Toronto? Barely a mention. Some voices on climate change... Continue reading
I'm sure you've heard by now that the very expensive, highly securitized G20 and G8 summits are coming to Toronto this week. And though there are a lot of important issues to be discussed on the table in these rare... Continue reading
By Jasmeet Sidhu via thestar.blogs.com I apologize for not being as active as I used to be on this blog, and especially apologize for this in light of the exciting events and gatherings on environment issues for the G20. I... Continue reading
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For the few of you who may not have seen the simultaneous incredible yet horrific images by the Star's photo desk in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill, I would recommend you check out the link here: http://thestar.blogs.com/photodesk/2010/06/gulf-oil-spill-takes-toll-on-wildlife-.html In... Continue reading
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending Youth-in-Motion's annual Top 20 Under 20 awards held at Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto, where I got to meet amazing young individuals and their stories and quests to try to make our... Continue reading
I'm back from my little sojourn in Turkey, and I'm very excited for the month of June - with the G20 coming to the city of Toronto, and with it, a gathering of scholars and activists on all sorts of... Continue reading
This Thursday, April 22 marks the 30th year that Earth Day has been celebrated around the world. Admittedly, Earth Day seemed to have more of a presence when I was in high school. Organizing ‘earth week’s with environment clubs, celebrating... Continue reading
I'm sorry I've been a bit haphazard in the regularity of my blog posting - indeed, I'm entering the last exams of my university career, so I've been a bit distracted. However, I did want to post this bit of... Continue reading
Friday morning I had the chance to speak with Annie Leonard, the author of the new book "The Story of Stuff - How our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities and our health - and a vision... Continue reading
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I wrote a post a couple of months ago about the new environment movement that seems to be developing among religious circles, connecting the need to protect the planet with religious and spiritual beliefs (Indeed, the United Church of Canada... Continue reading
Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore has published an excellent op-ed today in the New York Times. In it, he addressed some recent controversies in the scientific community, and the Copenhagen summit, which he declared global leaders "failed to muster anything... Continue reading
For anyone who has been stuck in a conversation with someone who passionately says something about climate change that is utterly uninformed, you'll know how nice it is to not only be able to talk about the science that proves... Continue reading
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News emerged this week that Yvo de Boer, the United Nations top climate official, is giving up his post this come July. Yvo, the relentless executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is said to be... Continue reading
Chotto, I agree, I understand that the newspaper can (and probably must for financial reasons) accept advertising inserts like this one, and those decisions remain separate (and should) from such editorial decisions as to devote their front page on Dec. 1 stressing the need for decisive action on climate change at the beginning of the Copenhagen summit. It was just a bit hard to stomach, as there is clear evidence that Canada will not even make the weakest of its climate change reduction targets and our national emissions will perpetually rise if it chooses to continue to develop the tar sands. It was such blatant propaganda on Shell's part, especially in light of recent news that two U.S.-based firms are pulling out from the Alberta Tar sands supply. Canadians and American companies are beginning to realize how horrible the Tar Sands are, and they are scrambling to keep face with ploys like these.
I almost spit out my coffee this morning as I was reading my copy of Toronto Star over breakfast. Neatly inserted behind all the usual sections was one called "New Energy Future - The Energy Challenge and Environmental Responsibility". The... Continue reading
This was mentioned as a link in my previous post, but I feel it deserves more attention given the way climate skeptics seized on the incident of leaked emails from the University of East Anglia that seemed to suggest that... Continue reading
A recent report released yesterday has found that if fighting climate change was an Olympic sport, the organizing committee for this month's Vancouver Winter Games would have won a bronze medal. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, the Olympic organizers... Continue reading
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking at the World Economic Forum on Thursday that Canada won't immediately commit to deep carbon emission reduction targets. “They simply cannot be reduced by declaring a target and saying they will be met by power... Continue reading
So says at least the David Suzuki Foundation, who blame climate change in part for the lack of snow on Cypress Mountain in B.C, home to freestyle ski and snowboard events for the Olympic games. Olympic organizers are working around... Continue reading
Personally I'm not so impressed by the new iPad - then again, I'm still using the same chunky cell phone I had in high school, so maybe new sleek gadgets to replace old ones every year is not my thing.... Continue reading
As fast as they came, the UN negotiations delegates, negotiators, press and civil society are high-tailing it out of Copenhagen. The buses and metro stops are now empty, or otherwise filled with anxious people in suits holding luggage. The Bella... Continue reading
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Addressing a pack press room at 10:30 pm local time in Copenhagen, Barack Obama declared last night that there had been a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough" that had been reached amongst five countries (not including Canada), though much work still... Continue reading