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CCPA-BC launches new documentary: The Good Life – The Green Life

May 9th, 2014 · · Comments Off · Climate change, Environment, resources & sustainability

Happy to announce that the CCPA-BC has released its third documentary film, a video series entitled The Good Life – The Green Life. This project has been about two years in the making, led by our communications director Shannon Daub. I encourage you to visit the special website created for this project: http://goodlifegreenlife.ca/ As you’ll […]

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Here’s what bold climate targets look like

May 29th, 2011 · · Comments Off · Climate change

Premier Christy Clark recently re-affirmed her commitment to BC’s greenhouse gas emission targets in an open letter to British Columbians. That’s good (and thanks to our friends at the Sierra Club of BC for drawing this to my attention). To remind folks: BC has committed to reduce it’s GHG emissions by 33% by 2020, and […]

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From The Missing Issues File: Climate Change

April 14th, 2011 · · 1 Comment · Climate change, Environment, resources & sustainability

Did I miss something, or did the two-hour English election debate go by with only one passing reference to climate change, the most urgent issue of our time?  There seems to be an inverse relationship at play between the severity of the crisis and its place on the political radar. The issue is receiving much […]

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Thinking about zero

January 21st, 2010 · · 3 Comments · Climate change, Environment, resources & sustainability

I’m still coming out of my malaise following the Copenhagen climate conference in December. It’s easy to think that the stupid political brinksmanship is never going to end, and the focus of attention will shift to adaptive measures. But what is more likely is a few more Katrina scale disasters that will serve to spur […]

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You Don’t Have to Sell BC Hydro to Give it Away

November 3rd, 2009 · · 6 Comments · Economy, Energy

I recently told a right wing friend of mine that this is the worst government British Columbia has had in a very long time. I said that not because of its political orientation and values that time and again favour the interests of the wealthy over the less fortunate in a rather shameless way. I […]

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Climate deniers – what more evidence will it take?

October 28th, 2009 · · 9 Comments · Climate change

In this lead up to the Copenhagen meetings, it seems to me that we’re seeing a distressing up-tick in activity from the climate denial crowd. You’d think we’d be well past this point now. Some people seem prepared to take the lack of 100% agreement as a legitimate justification for inaction. That’s illogical. I’m a […]

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Green in a Different Sense

October 2nd, 2009 · · 2 Comments · Energy, Environment, resources & sustainability

It is all about marketing I suppose, but I still can’t believe the proponents of the Highway 37 Northwest electric transmission line labelling it a green initiative. The only thing green about it is all the money BC Hydro will lose if it goes ahead. The proponents’ spin is that this transmission line will enable […]

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Bike to Work Week and our transportation culture

May 11th, 2009 · · Comments Off · Climate change, Economy, Environment, resources & sustainability

Pouring rain marked the start of Vancouver’s Bike to Work Week (May 11 – 17) this year, but those who braved the weather conditions are being rewarded with a beautiful sunshine for the ride home. Bike to Work Week is an annual event organized by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, which aims to raise the […]

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Planet Before Politics

May 11th, 2009 · · Comments Off · Climate change, Environment, resources & sustainability

I signed the following open letter published in the Globe on the weekend. I cannot take any credit for organizing or writing the letter (hat tip to Ian Bruce of the David Suzuki Foundation). On the other hand, I can say that I have co-published with David Suzuki! It’s time to put the planet before […]

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Towards an effective and fair carbon reduction strategy

May 8th, 2009 · · Comments Off · Environment, resources & sustainability

This oped by myself and Colin Campbell appeared in the Vancouver Sun’s online edition: Towards an effective and fair carbon reduction strategy By George Heyman and Dr. Colin Campbell, May 7, 2009 The latest science on global warming shows we must rapidly slash carbon emissions, or face catastrophic impacts on our civilization by the end […]

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