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The latest IPCC report tells a story about the future of BC's climate and economy...
Recent estimates suggest that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are responsible for up to sixty percent of industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the province.
Though we’ve been talking about tobacco taxation for decades, it was only in 2008 that “carbon tax” became a commonly heard phrase in Canada.
Ultimately, transitioning our energy system could create a dependency to these materials, rather than oil.
I can’t live in the city and deny the connection to the biophysical systems of the planet, because it takes land to produce the food I eat and the lattes I drink each day.
For well over a decade Dr. Olewiler has been a major proponent of pricing carbon and using extra revenue for projects that conserve natural capital.
Projects that may very well benefit us all are shelved because they represent risk, and risk-aversion goes against short-term growth and unbounded economic prosperity, that swan song of the 20th century.
Saving the planet all on your own is an impossible task. As a child, I loved the TV series Captain Planet where five different youths were given rings with different powers; Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, and Heart.
Living on a planet with finite resources, will we have to resort to living the lives of the animated characters in Pixar’s Wall-E while our planet crumbles under the weight of all the stuff we create and throw out for the next go-to gadget?
In a 2011 post that quickly became an internet classic, UC Professor Tom Murphy described the impossibility of the continued growth of energy consumption.
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