Tag: Emissions

Climate Talks II: Real Change, Real Challenge

The media war drums around this month’s First Minister’s climate change meeting subsided pretty quickly. Climate delinquent Brad Wall got to play captain petro for a while and instead of the nation-shattering confrontation anticipated by some, the FMs signed up to a collective effort to a cut of at least 30% in GHG emissions over the next 15 years. Then the nation’ s media turned their eyes to Washington glitz and speculation about this week’s federal budget. The fact that the climate change talks dropped almost immediately out of the news cycle was no surprise. The media were looking...

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Climate talks: Mr. Trudeau, tear down that Wall!

If nothing else, you have to admire the guy’s chutzpah. Brad Wall, Premier of the most unapologetic greenhouse gas polluting province in the country, managed to emerge from last week’s First Minister’s meeting on climate change as a regional hero. Although Alberta and its tar sands have acquired an international reputation as Canada’s climate bad guy, neighbouring Saskatchewan has been much, much worse. Between 1990, the generally accepted base year for assessing efforts to contain GHG emissions, and 2013, the most recent reporting year, Wall’s Saskatchewan has increased its per-capita emissions by 46.0%. Over that same period, every other...

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Richard Starr, The man behind the Point

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RICHARD STARR has had careers as a journalist, public servant, broadcaster, political staffer and freelance policy adviser. He is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, a former radio and TV producer and weekly newspaper editor, and the author of three non-fiction books. Starr has lived in Dartmouth for more than 30 years.

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