Why Smart Environmentalists Embrace the Free Market – April 21, 2010
This plot makes the relationship between economic freedom and environmental performance difficult to ignore.
Canada’s Forests are Getting Healthier – April 2, 2010
Canada is doing an excellent job of protecting its vast forest resources.
Fact Check on Greenhouse Gas Emissions – September 17, 2009
Some environmental activists criticize Canada for the fact that our total greenhouse gas emissions have increased over the past 20 years. However, examining total emissions is an overly simplistic approach to measuring progress, because this metric makes no provision for the fact that GHG emissions are tightly linked to population and economic growth. A better indicator is GHG intensity of economic activity, a statistic that does not punish economic growth. According to this indicator Canada has actually made significant progress over the past 20 years, reducing the GHG intensity of its economic activity by 18% since 1990. This indicator clearly shows that the widespread perception that Canada has made no progress toward controlling its GHG emissions is mistaken.
Equalization Pays for Manitoba's Cheap Hydro – November 22, 2007
Huge equalization transfers allows Manitoba to travel a path of un-green energy policy.
Temperature Shift or Measurement Shift? – September 27, 2007
A fast overview of the issue of land-based temperature measurement and the difficulties presented by urban heat islands.
Not 'The Hottest Years on Record' – January 31, 2007
Average global temperatures and carbon dioxide emissions over the past 600 million years show present temperature and CO² levels at low measures on a geological history basis.
Canada's Electricity Efficiency vs. the OECD – July 11, 2003
Manitobans consume almost 9 times as much electricity compared to the global average per capita or 2.6 times the OECD average.