Dear Sandra, This month, B.C.’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change George Heyman is holding telephone town halls to talk about “CleanBC” and what a renewable future means in your community. We need people with progressive views to join the calls and speak up about why moving to renewables is essential to ensuring a […]
2019-02-19 Interesting Opinion Poll Results on Climate Change, implications for export of water, David Todtman
Return to INDEX David writes: Below is an email I just sent to Lois Eaton on a recently published poll in the US. I thought the poll results relate directly to her presentations (on climate change) at our local councils. I think the implications for blocking water export are clear. People–even those on the right side […]
2019-02-05 From APLUC Strathcona Resolution, letter of support sent to . . . for use as a Template
Return to INDEX Excellent letter! A request to support the Strathcona Resolution Offered for use as a Template. AVICC-Qualicum Many thanks to Julie: Here is the letter that has gone out to QB, Parksville council and the RDN (Regional District Nanaimo) board. If it can be passed onto other jurisdictions encouraging their local government to […]
2018-12-15 Submission, International Trade, re Export of Water. Has details of Agri-Food Canada’s financial support for businesses that expand export of water from Canada.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
2018-11-07 #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike Solidarity with our young people. SAVE THE DATE Friday, December 7, 2018 Climate Reality Canada, iMatter Canada and Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada.
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 […]
2018-10-14 Good Sunday Morning, (always good!) from Thomas (Elizabeth May, Green Party).
“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 […]
2018-10-07 Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040, NY Times
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 […]