G7 decarbonization declaration cause for celebration

The trend to green “industries” and zero carbon energies is unstoppable

G7 decarbonization declaration cause for celebrationDownload this column for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 Terms and Conditions of use QUATHIASKI COVE, BC Jun 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The agreement by the G7 nations to completely “decarbonize” their economies by 2100 is a watershed moment that deserves qualified celebration. While the details are sketchy and the language…

What signing the climate change targets will mean for you

A heart-to-heart conversation with Canadians

What signing the climate change targets will mean for youBy Robert Lyman Contributor Troy Media I think someone should have a heart-to-heart conversation with Canadians about what the recently announced climate change emissions reduction goals would really mean to their everyday lives. The G7 Industrialized countries committed themselves in principle to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2100 and to aim at reducing greenhouse gas…

Nature sending us a message about climate change

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Carbon dioxide is not the knob controlling climate change

According to astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv, the sun is the main driver of climate change

Carbon dioxide is not the knob controlling climate changeDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB, May 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Atmospheric scientist Dr. Judith Curry told the U.S. Senate on Jan 16, 2014 that, in light of the extended ‘hiatus’ of 15 years (to 2012) with no appreciable global warming despite a significant rise in carbon dioxide, it is…

The faulty logic behind Brad Wall’s defense of Canada’s emissions

The cost of failing to act will almost certainly outweigh the costs of acting, to the tune of trillions of dollars

The faulty logic behind Brad Wall’s defense of Canada’s emissionsAt the recent premiers' climate summit, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall brought up a statistic that has received a fair amount of attention lately: Canada’s emissions account for fewer than 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. He's not wrong, but used as an argument against doing our part to combat climate change, his point…

National coalition could face up to climate change threat

Coalition of the "intelligent" needs to act now

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Global warming tough sell in PEI these days

This year could go down as the worst for snow ever

Global warming tough sell in PEI these daysPurchase Global warming tough sell in PEI these days CORNWALL, PEI, Mar 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - My late father often regaled me with stories of living through “old-fashioned” winters. He would always tell me about being marooned for days as roads were blocked solid with snow. Both of his uncles had jobs with Canadian…

Climate change leads to unexpected gift from nature

Our species’ selfish behaviour is forcing Pacific white-sided dolphins closer to shore for food

Climate change leads to unexpected gift from naturePurchase Climate change leads to unexpected gift from nature SKELHP, BC, Mar 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ -“Dad – come quick!” called my son in an earnest tone that I have long ago learned to associate with startling events in nature. It is the voice that announces the sudden sighting of a black bear, the reveal…

6 possible reasons why Harper denies climate change

It would be very useful to know which one is correct

6 possible reasons why Harper denies climate change6 possible reasons why Harper denies climate change is FREE to subscribers EDMONTON, AB, Feb 21, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Let’s assume what is surely the case: our Prime Minister is intelligent enough to accept what Margaret Thatcher accepted, what Conrad Black accepts, what Preston Manning accepts, what the Wildrose Party of Alberta accepted at…

Heh, easterners, Western Canadians want their winters back

If this is the face of real climate change, then we’re ready to trade in our 4X4s right now and start driving Nissan LEAFs

Heh, easterners, Western Canadians want their winters backPurchase Western Canadians want their winters back CALGARY, AB, Feb 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Excuse us westerners, central Canada. We’re as confused about the weather as you must be. It’s hard for us to understand just what you’re going through because, well, we’re not. At the time of year when we’re usually bundled up…