Stephen Harper has decided to be in Ottawa for Remembrance Day. He had originally planned to blow off what is arguably the second-most meaningful Canadian holiday to attend the APEC economic leaders' meeting in Beijing Nov. 10-11. The Chinese Communist Party reigns supreme and its decisions are beyond appeal. Hardly the kind of trading partner we want to own our natural resources. And hardly the kind of hosts our Prime Minister should prefer to attending the first Remembrance Day after our country survived its terrible test of fire.
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.
We've all felt like a mushroom at one point; kept in the dark and fed on s--t. But the humble fungus has taken on a noble
09/29/2014 12:04 EDT
There is a famous Chinese curse that goes "may you live in interesting times." The government ushered in some interesting
09/15/2014 12:40 EDT
Tesla now has enough charging stations throughout North America to allow Tesla owners to drive from Vancouver to San Diego, from Maine to Miami or from New York to Los Angeles without worrying about battery range. There will be no fuel cost along the way, because Musk is committed to making superchargers free for all Tesla owners.
09/04/2014 12:45 EDT
This is an excerpt from Capt. Trevor Greene's new, self-published book. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott kept his most
07/25/2014 03:11 EDT
Tesla Motors, the darling of the electric car world, opened its first Canadian supercharger station in Squamish, B.C. on July 17th. Squamish is between Vancouver and the world-famous ski resort, Whistler. Tesla now has enough charging stations throughout North America to allow Tesla owners to drive from Vancouver to San Diego, from Maine to Miami or from New York to Los Angeles without worrying about battery range.
07/18/2014 04:03 EDT
Approval was given despite the negative findings of hundreds of scientists from across Canada and around the world who signed a letter to Prime Minister Harper in June. Indeed, Harper could hardly reject a pipeline in his own country when he had told the most powerful leader in the world in September 2013 that he "won't take no for an answer" on the Keystone XL pipeline.
07/05/2014 01:30 EDT
Most people go to Hawaii. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought it. In the summer of 2012, Ellison bought most of Lanai; 141 square miles of virtually untouched island paradise southwest of Honolulu with one school, 3,200 people and only 30 miles of pavement. Ellison wants to turn his island into a "model for sustainable enterprise."
05/18/2014 09:15 EDT
Journalist Tom Englehart identifies the CEOs of energy giants such as Exxon, BP and Shell as "terrarists." He notes, there isn't a word for the ruin of the Earth and suggests "terracide" from the Latin word for earth.
05/14/2014 05:38 EDT
Oh, how the mighty have fallen; at the 2012 Climate Summit in Doha, Qatar, Canada had plummeted to 58th place out of 61 countries judged on climate change policies. We beat out only Kazakhstan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.
05/12/2014 12:31 EDT
Over the next 26 years, what <em>Time</em> magazine called "the annual exercise in futility that is the U.N. climate summit" has been staged around the world and has consistently produced daily dramatic walkouts, finger-pointing, stall tactics and peacock-like posturing.
05/06/2014 09:08 EDT
Lovelock said that worrying about getting cancer from nuclear radiation is pointless taken in the context of global warming. "We must stop fretting over the minute statistical risks of cancer from chemicals or radiation. Nearly one third of us will die of cancer anyway, mainly because we breathe air laden with that all-pervasive carcinogen, oxygen."
04/29/2014 08:17 EDT
Dr. Warren Bell, a British Columbia GP, addressed the Joint Review Panel hearings on the Enbridge pipeline on January 28, 2013. Bell, who has training in psychology, said the toxic Enbridge controversy is a symptom of "structural pathology" at the heart of Canada's government.
04/22/2014 05:52 EDT
Sustainable energy holds promise for a cleaner world and clear promise for economic prosperity. When more governments around the world realize that their economies will flourish in a sustainable energy future, the inevitable conversion to renewable energy will be triggered.
04/11/2014 04:27 EDT
A massive waste-to-energy garbage incinerator is being proposed for Nanaimo, population 88,000, to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage. It would be located on a site roughly 50 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, but prevailing winds would rain toxic material all over a town that breathes air rated by the World Health Organization as among the cleanest on earth.
04/02/2014 02:37 EDT
The years since the Arusha Accords ended the slaughter have been trying, as Rwanda made a difficult transition to democracy. Paul Kagame was elected president in the country's first-ever democratically contested multi-party elections in August 2003. Kagame was re-elected in a landslide in 2010. He is such an effective leader because he hasn't lost touch with his people.
03/09/2014 01:17 EST
Scientists are calling it "libricide." Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] libraries were closed by autumn 2013, ostensibly to digitize the materials and reduce costs. But sources told the independent Tyee in December that a fraction of the 600,000-volume collection had been digitized. Irreplaceable documents like the 50 volumes produced by the H.M.S. Challenger expedition of the late 1800s that discovered thousands of new sea creatures, are now moldering in landfills.
01/03/2014 12:07 EST
I received a number of comments on my recent column on the trade deal Prime Minister Harper signed with China; Some commenters
04/08/2013 11:57 EDT
I'm proud of my country and would fight for her again, body willing. I know my brothers and sisters in arms feel the same way. Canada has never been conquered by a foreign power, but if this FIPA trade deal is ratified, it will commit us to sacrifice our precious resources without even having the right to fight.
03/29/2013 06:02 EDT
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