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 John Riddell Climate and Capitalism
Despite endless conferences, treaties and solemn promises, greenhouse gas emissions have risen 61% since 1990, and the rate of increase is accelerating. As Naomi Klein tells us in her new book, This Changes Everything, we are now experiencing an “early twenty-first century emissions explosion.”
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.
21/10/14 Professor Kurt Lambeck Real News Network
Sea levels have risen at an unprecedented rate in the last 150 years as compared to the 6,000 years preceding it. Is this due to the Industrial Revolution and CO2 emissions?
20/10/14 Steve Horn and Alexandra Tempus This Changes Everything
On September 8, a Texas state regulatory agency sent a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry, suggesting that U.S. anti-fracking activists are receiving funding from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
17/10/14 Mark Jaccard Literary Review of Canada
. . . Is Klein correct? “Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war”? And is “climate change a battle between capitalism and the planet”? Must we “change everything” about our economic system?
17/10/14 Dean Beeby CBC News
A small group of nature lovers in southern Ontario enjoy spending weekends watching birds and other wildlife, but lately they're the ones under watch — by the Canada Revenue Agency. The Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists, a registered charity, is apparently at risk of breaking tax agency rules that limit so-called political or partisan activities.
17/10/14 CBC Staff CBC News
A 135-metre container ship laden with hundreds of tonnes of bunker and diesel fuel is adrift off the west coast of Haida Gwaii, says the Canadian Forces' Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria. The Russian container ship Simushir is about 25 kilometres off Tasu Sound, according to the centre.
15/10/14 George Monbiot The Guardian
What do we call this time? It’s not the information age: the collapse of popular education movements left a void now filled by marketing and conspiracy theories(1). Like the stone age, iron age and space age, the digital age says plenty about our artefacts but little about society.