Thursday, 23 October 2014

U.S. Tribes To Canada: Please Don’t Allow Tar Sands Pipeline To Pollute Our Waters


The leaders of several Pacific Northwest Native American tribes are asking Canadian regulators not to approve a huge expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline, saying approval would result in a huge increase of oil tankers coming through tribal waters every day, increasing the risk of a devastating spill. Story here. 

There’s a Surprisingly Strong Link Between Climate Change and Violence

The Washington Post
Earlier this year, when a study came out suggesting global warming will increase the rates of violent crimes in the United States -- producing "an additional 22,ooo murders, 180,000 cases of rape," and many other crime increases by the year 2099 -- it drew widespread criticism. Story here.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report

Huffington Post
Canada does well at many things. Earlier this year, Canadian cities were listed among the world's top places to live. The country ranks high with the best when it comes to wealth and it's been praised for emerging from the financial crisis in decent shape. But there's one category in which Canada ranks dead last among industrialized nations: its efforts to combat climate change. Story here.

Foreign Scientists Call on Stephen Harper to Restore Science Funding, Freedom.

CBC News

Open letter warns about effects of Canadian science policy on international collaboration. Story here.

Does CETA Offer Any Real Value to Canadian Farmers?

Manitoba Co-Operator.

Trade agreements may offer negative outcomes for Canadians. Story here.

Related: "Free Trade: Path to Prosperity - or Back Road to Corporatism?" 

These Two World Leaders Are Laughing While the Planet Burns Up

New Republic

Meet earth's worst climate villains; Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Story here.