Dec 152018
 

  Return to INDEX   (Related details moved to bottom.  Edited 2019-11-01) SUBMISSION TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE December 15, 2018   TO:   House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade c/o  Clerk, Ms. Christine LaFrance  CIIT  < @ >  parl.gc.ca COMMITTEE CHAIR:  MP  Mark Eyking;  VICE-CHAIR  MP Dean Allison;  VICE-CHAIR  MP  Tracey Ramsey; COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  MP […]

Dec 122018
 
2014-05-22  Island glaciers will disappear in 25 years, scientist says,  Times Colonist

(I sent an email to the scientist, to try and find an update for 2019.  No response.) by  Sandra McCulloch All Vancouver Island glaciers, including the iconic Comox Glacier, will be gone within 25 years due to climate change says University of Victoria geography professor Dan Smith. “There are not many glaciers left,” Smith said. […]

Nov 272018
 
2018-11-26  Extinction Rebellion chapters proliferating across Canada,  rabble.ca

Extinction Rebellion chapters proliferating across Canada Brent Patterson As “Rebellion Day 2” took place in London, U.K. on November 24, Extinction Rebellion Facebook groups are proliferating rapidly across Canada. There are now Extinction Rebellion Facebook groups for Canada, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Alberta, and Nova Scotia, as well as groups in Peterborough, Barrie, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Guelph, South Okanagan, Williams Lake, and Victoria. This is undoubtedly only a partial list of […]

Nov 182018
 
1982-10-28   United Nations "World Charter for Nature"

With the “World Charter for Nature” on 28 October 1982, the United Nations developed a code of conduct for the protection and preservation of global natural habitats and resources. The code established five “principles of conservation” by which all human conduct affecting nature should be guided and judged. It further emphasized that social and economic […]

Nov 072018
 

A Swedish teenager sets a ball rolling.  A youth in Sudbury catches it and throws it to us . . .    Great!   I’ve reserved  Friday, December 7 on my calendar.   With thanks to Dianne Rhodes: Please save the date: Friday, December 7, 2018.   During the international climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, youth are […]

Oct 142018
 

“In his new book, Stephen Harper warns that standing up for the environment makes for bad politics, especially in a populist age when parties are looking for the votes of ‘ordinary’ people.” Susan Delacourt quotes a new book entitled Right Here, Right Now: “Political parties, including mine, have won elections just by opposing a carbon […]

Oct 102018
 

Image Harry Taylor, 6, played with the bones of dead livestock in Australia, which has faced severe drought.  Credit  Brook Mitchell/Getty Images By Coral Davenport   INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change […]

Oct 052018
 

Victory: The Trans Mountain legal saga is over October 5, 2018 Dear Sandra, It’s official. The legal battle over the Trans Mountain project is over and won. The federal government announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed its approval of the Trans Mountain project. This means that […]

Oct 052018
 

Staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline You, in Saskatchewan.  Me in BC.  We’re staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline. BC – – West Coast: prevent death of coastal waters by oil spills and super size tanker traffic  – – means stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion  – – means stop […]

Sep 092018
 

 by Kevin Taft Canada is fortunate indeed to have a court system that produces rulings of the depth and quality of the Federal Court of Appeal’s judgment on the Trans Mountain Project. Covering 254 pages, it is clearly written, well informed, and thoughtful to the point of wisdom. In an era when democracy itself seems […]