29/10/14 Edgardo Lander Transnational Institute
September 2014, translated from the Spanish by Sara Shields
28/10/14 Travis Lupick Georgia Straight
A new report argues that unless strict emissions polices are enacted around the world, B.C.’s liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) industry will do nothing to alleviate the onset of climate change and will not help humans transition away from fossil fuels.
28/10/14 Derrick Penner Vancouver Sun
Proponents say B.C. sources have potential to provide equivalent power Oct 8, 2014--Tapping the heat of the earth as a major power source isn’t a new concept, but Canada’s geothermal-energy sector is making an updated bid to get British Columbia interested in its potential as an alternative to BC Hydro’s Site C dam proposal.
27/10/14 Jacqueline Nelson The Globe and Mail
Insurance companies operating in the United States show a “profound lack of preparedness in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities,” according to not-for-profit sustainability advocacy group Ceres’s Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey.
27/10/14 Justine Hunter The Globe and Mail
VICTORIA BC--B.C. Hydro has already spent a third of a billion dollars laying the groundwork for the Site C dam. Now, the Crown corporation wants to start, by mid-January, to clear the way for the massive infrastructure project it has been trying to build for 35 years.
23/10/14 Matthew Behrens rabble.ca
. . . For half a day, everyone on lockdown no doubt felt the fear, despair, sadness and fragile sense of mortality that people in Iraq and Syria have experienced daily for decades, an extra punch of which they will soon receive at the hands of Canadian CF-18 bombers.
23/10/14 350.org 350.org
The 350 Pacific Climate Warriors paddled out into the Port of Newcastle, followed by hundreds of Australians and came head to head with gigantic coal ships. It truly was David versus Goliath. Words alone are not enough to describe the courage of the Pacific Warriors as they came face to face with the fossil fuel industry. Watch and share the video of this powerful and inspiring action.
22/10/14 Peter Victor This Changes Everything website
The following letter was written by Peter Victor, economist and professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, in response to a review of This Changes Everything by Marc Jaccard in the November 2014 issue of the Literary Review of Canada.
22/10/14 Brent Patterson Rabble.ca
Last Wednesday (October 15), more than 100 people from the Cross Lake First Nation (Pimicikamak Cree Nation), located north of Lake Winnipeg, occupied the grounds of the Jenpeg hydro-dam. Chief Catherine Merrick said the First Nation is taking control of its traditional territory and evicting Manitoba Hydro.
22/10/14 Justine Hunter and Brent Jang Globe and Mail
British Columbia has vastly scaled back its expectations for its anticipated liquefied natural gas riches, in sharp contrast to the political high hopes for the province's fledgling LNG industry during last year's election campaign. Blaming declining global prices for LNG and rising construction costs, the B.C.