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My latest Sustainability Matters column, which focuses on the importance of citizen participation in science, is available here. Below are links to my key sources. Stand Up for Science Rallies coordinated by Evidence for Democracy: https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/civicrm/profile/create?gid=17&reset=1 When Science Goes Silent: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/silencing-scientists.html?ref=opinion http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/05/03/when-science-goes-silent/ http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/harper-controlled-dfo-is-censoring-federal-scientists-with-research-rules-critics-say-1.75280 http://www.elc.uvic.ca/press/documents/2012-03-04-Democracy-Watch_OIPLtr_Feb20.13-with-attachment.pdf Snowflake-Snowpack-Water Supply Research: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/know-snow.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rocky-mountain-snowpack-loss-foreshadows-water-woes-1.1394812 Scientists... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Green Law
My latest Sustainability Matters column in the Chronicle-Journal was published today (I will post a link shortly). In the meantime, below are links to the key sources I drew upon: IPCC Background: http://www.ipcc.ch http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/aug/19/global-waring-ipcc-ar5-report http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-global-warming-really-slowing-down/ What is the Anthropocene, and are we there yet? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/What-is-the-Anthropocene-and-Are-We-in-It-183828201.html 350.org Campaign: www.climatenamechange.org 97% of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Green Law
My latest Sustainability Matters column in the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal is out (see here). It concerns the new National Energy Board rules restricting participation in its public hearings on interprovincial and international energy projects (e.g., pipelines and powerlines). Here are the links to the key sources that I relied on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Green Law
Below are some links to the sources I drew upon in my column on the empty promises and false choices posed by TransCanada's Energy East pipeline (column is available here): Energy East announcement: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/08/01/transcanada-going-ahead-with-energy-east-line-between-alberta-and-new-brunswick/ Background on Keystone XL Pipeline Extension: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline Opposition to Keystone XL: http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/03/21/BlockedPipeline/ The Tyee has done... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Green Law
Below are links to the main sources I cited and drew upon in my Chronicle-Journal column "The Natural Gas Dialogues" (see here); my apologies for the delay in posting these links. -- Jason MMA train carrying oil from the North Dakota Bakken shale fields: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/the-long-chain-of-responsibility-behind-an-oily-and-deadly-train-wreck/?_r=0 Estimates for Natural ("Unconventional") Gas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Green Law
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