Benny Peiser, Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation – May 23, 2013
Europe’s failing green energy model has enriched a green elite while plunging millions into fuel poverty.
To Heat or Eat: Europe's Climate Policy Fiasco (Peiser) – May 16, 2013
PowerPoint slides which accompanied Benny Peiser's speech To Heat or Eat: Europe's Climate Policy Fiasco that he gave in Calgary on May 14, 2013.
To Eat or Heat? That’s the EU’s Question – May 16, 2013
For a growing number of Europeans, their continent’s global warming policies have forced them to decide whether to heat their homes or buy food. In short they must choose whether to “Heat or Eat,” which was the title of a talk by a British climate policy expert delivered in Calgary Tuesday.
B.C. Vote Shifted on One Word: Pipelines – May 15, 2013
The NDP looked way ahead before voters went to the polls in British Columbia. Then it all changed. Why? One word: “Pipelines.” Or more precisely, two: “Kinder Morgan.”
The Environmental State of Canada – May 14, 2013
Ben Eisen and Romy Yourex demonstrate that Canada’s natural environment has generally been growing cleaner and greener by examining a number of indicators across several dimensions of environmental sustainability including urban air pollution, GHG emissions, freshwater withdrawals, freshwater quality, agricultural soil quality and forestry.
Media Release - The Environmental State of Canada – May 14, 2013
Ben Eisen and Romy Yourex examine a number of performance measures to assess important trends surrounding the health and vitality of Canada’s natural environment.
Media Release - Barry Cooper Reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s The Big Shift – May 10, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s book The Big Shift and discusses the implications for Canadian identity and over all policy.
The Big Shift – May 10, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s book The Big Shift, and emphasises that Canada is entering an era of greater plurality when it comes to the way in which we understands who we are as a country.
Alberta government needs new approach to Keystone XL pipeline lobbying – May 8, 2013
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is right to label climate activist Dr. James Hansen’s end-of the-world proclamations as nonsense. But Oliver makes a strategic mistake when he actively promotes the hypothesis that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities are causing dangerous global warming.
Recycling Is Garbage – April 21, 2013
Believing that there was no more room in landfills, Americans concluded that recycling was their only option. Their intentions were good and their conclusions seemed plausible. Recycling does sometimes makes sense -- for some materials in some places at some times. But the simplest and cheapest option is usually to bury garbage in an environmentally safe landfill. And since there's no shortage of landfill space (the crisis of 1987 was a false alarm), there's no reason to make recycling a legal or moral imperative. Mandatory recycling programs aren't good for posterity.
ICSC Media Release - “Earth Hour” Should be Replaced with 'Energy Hour' – March 22, 2013
Media Release from International Climate Science Coalition. (ICSC)
Earth Hour Is a Colossal Waste of Time—and Energy – March 19, 2013
On the evening of March 23, 1.3 billion people will go without light at 8:30—and at 9:30, and at 10:30, and for the rest of the night—just like every other night of the year. With no access to electricity, darkness after sunset is a constant reality for these people.
Political Potshots won’t clean up Lake Winnipeg – February 13, 2013
A recent announcement that Lake Winnipeg is in the running for a threatened lake designation should focus our attention on finding incentive-based solutions.
Mr. President: For Next Energy Czar, Choose More Carefully – February 12, 2013
President Barack Obama and the Senate must not repeat the mistake of choosing another climate activist for U.S. secretary of energy. Although well-qualified in his field of physics, outgoing Secretary Dr. Steven Chu brought a dangerously naïve vision of both climate change and America’s energy future to Washington.
A New Approach to Environment and Fisheries Management (Sopuck) – November 12, 2012
PowerPoint slides which accompanied Robert Sopuck's speech A New Approach to Environment and Fisheries Management; Less Red Tape and a Better Environment that he gave in Winnipeg on November 2, 2012. He is Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette.
Canadian Government Claims Credit for Fixing a Non-Existent Problem – September 25, 2012
Environment Minister Peter Kent and other politicians boost the Montreal Protocol as a triumph because of the recovery in the ozone layer, but there was no problem with the ozone layer in the first place.
Positive Reality or Fictional Fantasy – August 17, 2012
Political agendas are now deeply embedded in our schools, in government institutions, in academia, the media, and many other areas of our lives. The challenge is to recognize what is going on and not be swayed.
The Energy Revolution Part One: The Biggest Losers – July 16, 2012
A world energy revolution is underway and it will be shaping the realities of the 21st century when the Crash of 2008 and the Great Stagnation that followed only interest historians. A new age of abundance for fossil fuels is upon us. And the center of gravity of the global energy picture is shifting from the Middle East to… North America.
The Green Thing – July 16, 2012
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
Oil Sands Development Is Not A “Historic Mistake” – July 11, 2012
Ben Eisen and Eric Merkley show that oil sands development is an important economic opportunity contrary to the comments of EU clean energy advisor Jeremy Rifkin.