Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Edgar Schmidt and Canadian Democracy

By Dennis Gruending
Edgar Schmidt, a senior lawyer in the federal Department of Justice, has taken a courageous and highly unusual step. Details here.

As Temperatures Rise, Will Costs Follow? CBC Radio Podcast

The Current
Farm machinery threatened by flood water in Manitoba. PLT photo.
A decade ago, the insurance industry's biggest payouts to homeowners were for fire or theft. But for the past five years or so, damage payouts related to heavy rain and high winds are more common, just one very concrete example of the consequences of rising temperatures. Today, we're asking about what's changing ... and what has to change in agriculture, business, construction and infrastructure to accommodate what Environment Canada says will be a hotter, wetter nation. Listen here.

PLT: Once again, The Current has made a valuable and important contribution to the conversation about climate change. Missing from the piece, sadly, is the rather significant fact that we humans are behind it all and that we are also capable of finding a solution, if we only possessed the wisdom and the backbone!

Does your place of residence make you immune from climate calamity? I think not! (Opinion)

by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...