I'm attempting to shine an optimistic, hopeful light on the fate of our children's earth under the climate change denier-in chief. To introduce a peaceful, progressive ying to balance the bitter, redneck yang that has devoured the debate. This election result is a clarion call to climate action.
Capt. Trevor Greene
Best-Selling Author and Journalist
Bestselling author [March Forth] author Trevor Greene teamed up with Volkswagen dealer and sustainably advocate Mike Velemirovich to write There Is No Planet B; Promise and Peril On Our Warming World, a compelling, well- researched examination of all aspects of the global warming issue. The pair examine all sides of the controversial Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines and their source, the equally controversial Athabaska Oil Sands. Greene and Velemirovich detail the shameful way the Canadian Government has sold out our hard-won democracy to Big Oil. They go on profile promising and perilous environmental controversies, politics, innovations, disasters-in-the-making and reveal a possible solution to an enduring 75-year old mystery. The book is only available print on demand at https://www.createspace.com/4382330.
The attack was the signal for a carefully laid Taliban ambush. Villagers scattered in all directions as the platoon came under withering fire from across the river, but amazingly there were no other casualties. Kevin called in for a dustoff chopper and ordered that smoke grenades be popped to mark our position but they landed too far away, so Kevin helped hustle my 200-pound carcass over a hundred metres to the chopper, where my Canadian stretcher had to be shoehorned into the American Black Hawk.
05/05/2016 11:35 EDT
The Crystal Serenity is preparing to ply the same waters as the good ship Ocean Endeavour, but won't carry any sincere, concerned Arctic lovers. I fear the star-crossed Serenity will carry the first extinction tourists into the Northwest Passage and begin the end of our endangered, fragile north.
04/26/2016 02:58 EDT
In March 2013, the Scottish government gave the green light to its most controversial wind project proposal. It wasn't controversial because it was near an environmentally sensitive area so unique that it has been called "Scotland's Amazon," but for its proximity to Trump International Golf Links.
03/28/2016 05:49 EDT
On the first day of February 2006, a landmark agreement that has been called "one of the most visionary forest conservation plans on Earth" was inked by First Nations elders, the provincial government and environmentalists. Eighty five per cent of the Great Bear Rainforest -- at 3.1 million hectares, an area roughly twice the size of Vancouver Island -- is permanently off limits to logging.
02/05/2016 11:38 EST
David Gingera started Citigrow "to try and solve many of the problems with our current food systems by utilizing urban agriculture," he says. Initially, the idea was to sell products to help people grow food in cities. As Gingera did his due diligence, he became interested in the benefits in turning what is essentially dead land into vegetable plots.
02/01/2016 04:39 EST
Canada fell woefully short of 2012 emissions targets and in December 2011 became the only country to pull out of Kyoto, the world's only binding climate treaty. That was in the dark decade of Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Trudeau led a younger, far more optimistic and enlightened entourage to Paris.
12/16/2015 03:45 EST
As the debate raged and the cross-border rhetoric went nuclear over Keystone XL, the good folks at Enbridge were craftily and quietly shipping hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of tar sands bitumen from Alberta. This line, cavalierly called the Alberta Clipper, which at first shipped 450,000 barrels a day from the tar sands is designed to carry an astounding 800,000 barrels a day to Illinois.
12/01/2015 03:44 EST
Elizabeth May has been at the forefront of debate ever since she was elected. There are now two elected Green Party MPs and the party is again fielding candidates from coast to coast to coast. Her exclusion from the leaders debates amounts to an outrageous affront to democracy.
07/29/2015 01:00 EDT
One of the slogans I've seen on buttons handed out by the Green Party is "Because, KIDS." For me, that is the heart of the environmental issue, and my motivation for writing about climate change and trying to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crisis that threatens our very survival as a species.
07/19/2015 11:47 EDT
When I came out of my coma in Vancouver General Hospital about six weeks after I was wounded, I thought I was recovering from injuries from an IED strike I survived in the third week of my tour and would soon be back with my battle group.
07/17/2015 12:46 EDT
One epicentre of the Vancouver Island local-food scene is a funky downtown Nanaimo restaurant called Gabriel's Gourmet Café.
06/26/2015 03:49 EDT
Hawaii set an ambitious goal in May this year; to be the first state to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2045. The conversion will be phased in; 30 per cent renewable by the end of 2020, 70 per cent by the end of 2040 to 100 per cent by the end of 2045. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will play a pivotal role in Hawaii's quest for 100 per cent renewables.
05/21/2015 12:29 EDT
When the French tried to build a canal through Panama in 1880, malaria, yellow fever and other tropical nastiness wiped out 20,000 people and the project went bankrupt. It was a project of superlative...
04/14/2015 03:50 EDT
There was optimism and hope in the air four years ago, when Burma's democratic government prised control of the country from the military after 49 years of brutal rule. The Burmese, and indeed the world, looked to the new government to relax the iron grip of the army and initiate a wave of liberal change. But the new leaders are still cracking down on ethnic minorities and students as if it was a force of habit.
04/01/2015 01:10 EDT
Mohamed Nasheed, the charismatic former president of the Maldives, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in mid-March for ordering the arrest of a senior judge in 2012. It's surreal and oddly disconcerting to think of political corruption, vote-rigging and torture afflicting an island paradise like the Maldives when the place is so indelibly associated with a noble, desperate battle against global warming.
03/24/2015 05:26 EDT
The humble mushroom is an unlikely hero in the war against global warming. An Irish botanist, Brian Murphy, recently found that growing little-known fungi called endophytes inside plants helps defend them against disease but doesn't damage the plants.
02/24/2015 05:27 EST
November was a watershed month in the war on climate change. Canadian environmentalist legend David Suzuki spent the month crossing the country on his Blue Dot tour, named after the iconic 1990 photo...
12/12/2014 12:01 EST
So let's do the math here: three pipelines stretching 4,197 kilometres, generating tens of billions of dollars in profit, the vast bulk of which will leave Canada, for 228 permanent jobs at Enbridge, 50 at Kinder Morgan and 35 at Keystone XL. That's 14 jobs per kilometre. A word to the wise -- don't leave your day job.
12/01/2014 05:30 EST
Over 60 protesters have been arrested opposing Kinder Morgan's new pipeline, including environmental activist David Suzuki's grandson Tamo Campos. Kinder Morgan plans to bore two small holes and then drill 250 metres into the mountain to test whether it can tunnel through the mountain to drastically increase the flow of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands.
11/25/2014 05:33 EST
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