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Our Comment in Nature Calling for Oil Sands Moratorium

Here is the press release for our Nature paper, released June 25, calling for a moratorium on oil sands expansion. This means no loss of current jobs in the oil sands. But it does mean a return to sanity from this selfish rush to accelerate global...

Posted June 30, 2014    

New Unabated Coal is Not Compatible with Keeping Global Warming Below 2°C

I have written frequently to explain how dramatic expansion of unconventional oil like bitumen in Canada is found by all leading international analysts to be inconsistent with the 2 C limit our political leaders promise to strive for...

Posted November 19, 2013    

Environmentalism: It's the Climate, Not the Oil Spill

Sorry, folks, but if you care about the environment – the planet for that matter – your strategy to stop oil pipelines is futile if its only focus is oil spills on land and sea. You may stop one or two poorly conceived projects, but you won’t stop...

Posted October 22, 2013    

European Fuel Regulations and Canadian Hypocrisy: My Trip to Europe with Jim Hansen

Prime Minister Harper promised in 2006 to reduce Canadian emissions 20% by 2020 (in 2009 he changed it slightly to 17%). Only two policy approaches can achieve this: emissions pricing or regulations (or a combination). But he rejected emissions...

Posted September 23, 2013    

The Doublespeak of the Dirty Carbon Economy

I wrote this piece which appeared as an Op-Ed in the Vancouver Sun and in the Huffington Post Canada edition via DeSmog Canada on August 13, 3012.George Orwell used parody and caricature to expose the propaganda lies of the fascists and...

Posted August 15, 2013    

The Right Use of Carbon Tax Revenue? Sorry, There Isn't One

It never ceases to amaze me that some people can be so utterly certain about the right answer to questions that don’t have simple answers. The answer to “What is one plus one?” is simple. The answer to “How should we use carbon tax revenue?” is not...

Posted August 5, 2013    

British Columbia's Carbon Tax After Five Years

In 5 years, debates about BC’s carbon tax have generated much heat and little light, but Stewart Elgie and Jessica McClay of the University of Ottawa have just released a good effort to rectify this situation. Comparing fuel consumption (gasoline,...

Posted July 30, 2013