Dec 062015 Claudia Cattaneo of the Financial Post has some very intriguing news from the energy sector. A hard cap on oilsands emissions that became part of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s climate change plan was the product of secret negotiations between four top oilsands companies and four environmental organizations, the Financial Post has learned. The companies agreed to […]

Oct 152015

UNIVERSITY SENATE    Oct 2015 PROPOSAL, NEW ECONOMICS   Submitted by Sandra Finley, Senate Member-At-Large   CLIMATE CHANGE is a most pressing issue.   The world needs to do everything that can be done, and urgently.   Individuals, especially leaders, need to be innovative and step up. Economics that do not account for resource depletion and degradation are […]

Oct 142015
2015-07-22   Dutch Government Ordered to Cut Carbon Emissions in Landmark Ruling, The Guardian   Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years to protect its citizens from climate change in world’s first climate liability suit. By Arthur Neslen / The Guardian July 22, 2015 Photo Credit: El Greco/ A court in the Hague has declared the Dutch government’s climate policy illegal and ordered […]

Oct 142015
2015-08-25   American Youths File Landmark Climate Lawsuit Against President Obama & U.S. Government The plaintiffs claim that the government violated their constitutional rights by promoting the development of fossil fuels. Our Children’s Trust August 25, 2015 On August 12, International Youth Day, 21 young people from across the United States filed a landmark constitutional climate change lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for […]

Oct 142015

These 3 youtubes cover the ground on ecological economics very well:     “CRASH COURSE” in Ecological Economics (Jon Erickson)     Nate Hagens // From Wall St. to Ecological Economics // Part 1 ]     Interview, William Rees – The Dangerous Disconnect Between Economics and Ecology.  Institute for New Economic Thinking

Oct 082015 (LINKS to related articles can be found at the URL.   The text is captured below – – sometimes internet articles become inaccessible later.)   It’s ambitious, but not capitalism’s end as mainstream columnists fret. By Seth Klein, The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another was […]

Sep 172015 Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald  09.06.2015   TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012 Wednesday December 22, 2010 Page A16 EDMONTON, ALTA: SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 — University of Alberta scientist David Schindler holding a white fish with a tumour growth in the center. Deformed and unheathly fish collected from the Athabasca watershed, downstream from the oil […]

Aug 202015
2015-08-20   Wellcome Trust loses millions as its fossil fuel investments plunge in value, The Guardian Fossil fuel divestment  Keep it in the ground Medical charity sold off two-thirds of its investments in Shell but lost an estimated £175m in the last year due to falling share prices in the fossil fuel sector The Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, London. Photograph: Graham Turner Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian The Wellcome […]

Jul 082015

With thanks to Janet Eaton: Richard Heinberg concludes: It  is probably not within the capability of philanthropic foundations to avert all the human impacts that will accompany the end of economic growth, nor the environmental impacts of past growth. Nevertheless, the strategic application of some of society’s accumulated wealth toward solving the problem of systemic adaptation […]

Jun 282015
 2015-06-28   Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle   Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican   PHOTO: Naomi Klein on an earlier visit to Rome Photograph: REX Shutterstock   Rosie Scammell   She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one […]