Category Archives: Global Warming

Author Niki Jabbour Answers 25 Questions

I’m not sure why it’s always been there, but I have a soft, quiet spot in my heart for gardeners. And lately, for this gardener in particular. We’re friends. But, surprisingly, Niki Jabbour and I have never met. Niki and I both wrote for The Halifax Daily News in the 1990s, where I was a […]

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Too Beautiful

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~First Nations Proverb __________________ You might want too watch on Vimeo in a larger format. Via Kottke.

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Author Chris Benjamin Answers 25 Questions

Even though he’s much younger, I want to be like Chris Benjamin when I grow up. He’s the respected Sustainable City columnist at The Coast, Halifax’s progressive weekly, and I delight in watching him skewer the ecologically inept even as he finds the heart of the matter in issues that are pressing for the planet and […]

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Harper Conservatives, Global Warming, and Muzzled Scientists

Last October, Canada’s government scientists launched the Public Science website to tell people about important scientific issues — like global warming and the cancellation of the long-form census — because the current Conservative government under Stephen Harper has muzzled informed debate. By refusing to consider scientific evidence in making policy, Canada is out-of-step with most […]

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The Global Warming Denial Machine

Let’s begin with the preliminaries. The first is that global warming isn’t a scientific theory, it’s a scientific fact. The time for debate has ended. We can still argue over tipping points and the minutia — like when the arctic will become ice free during the summer months, or how much world sea levels will […]

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Teaching Evolution Badly in American Classrooms

When it comes to scientific fact versus scientific theory, many people are confused. Occasionally, the terms can be applied to the same principle. Evolution is both a theory and a fact. Over the last few centuries, the evidence supporting evolution as the mechanism for the origin of species has become so overwhelming and so incontrovertible […]

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Bill Maher on Global Warming

This is perfect.

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Canada, Global Warming, & The Muzzling of Scientists

This week, Canada’s government scientists launched the Public Science website to tell people about important scientific issues — like global warming and the cancellation of the long-form census — because the current Conservative government under Stephen Harper has muzzled informed debate. By refusing to consider scientific evidence in making policy, Canada is out-of-step with most […]

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May All Be Fed

It’s funny. I learned more about ethics and social justice in a biology class than any dozen religious sermons that I can remember. Most people are surprised to discover — as I did during an undergraduate lecture — that we can take dramatic steps towards feeding the world’s poor, and it has little to do […]

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Yours Truly, BP

From the National Resources Defense Council.

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