It is raining large flakes of ash

Fire ash residue creates a hull of a problem

It is raining large flakes of ashDownload this column on ash residue in BC for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. July 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - My brother-in-law left me an interesting message as he left our coast house after a short vacation break last Sunday night: "It is raining large flakes of…

Democracy imperils fight against climate change

Because it requires the will of the people, it cannot avert an emerging crisis until the majority recognize and accept the danger

Democracy imperils fight against climate changeDownload this column on democracy for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use QUATHIASKI COVE, BC Jul 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Democracy is described as that system of government in which we get what we deserve. While it has civilized societies by accentuating the better side of our…

BC’s apocalypse of ash

BC’s forest finally caught fire last week, after 2 months of record dryness and heat

BC’s apocalypse of ashDownload this column on BC's apocalypse of ash for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Jul 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - "Last Sunday when the ash was raining down and the temperature was 30 degrees, it felt like I was in Beijing!" My neighbour down the…

Bad news for future generations

There is a 40 year lag between cause and effect from rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases

Bad news for future generationsDownload this column on future generations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use QUATHIASKI COVE, BC Jul 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - One of the obstacles preventing people and governments from fully appreciating the consequences of their carbon dioxide emissions is a condition that climatologists call “climate lag”, the…

Just too damn much beautiful weather

Losing our appetite for summer drought

Just too damn much beautiful weatherDownload this column on beautiful weather and drought for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. July 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ – May was hot and dry this year; June was hotter and drier. My weather app forecasts at least 10 more days of cloudless 28 to 30…

Pope’s encyclical on the environment wrong in so many ways

Those countries with relatively free markets have made the greatest gains in environmental quality over the past half century

Pope’s encyclical on the environment wrong in so many waysDownload this column on the environment for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jun 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As pretty much everyone in the world knows by now, Pope Francis published an encyclical recently On Care for Our Common Home, which discusses all things environmental – climate change,…

Fossil fuel executives still in denial

If corporate executives fail to shift to producing renewable energy, their companies will virtually disappear

Fossil fuel executives still in denialDownload this column on fossil fuel for your publication or website. FREE with coupon Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jun 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Member nations of the Group of 7 have just agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100. The deadline was a compromise from German…

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

Nature sending us a message about climate changeDownload this column on climate change for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Jun 21, 2015/ Troy Media/ -First Clayoquot Warrior, then Mission Bell, Pacific, Capistrano, Lady Bligh, Lady Clementine Mitford, Catawbience, Firestorm, and finally Roseum Elegans. That is the order that the Skelhp Rhododendrons have…