Understanding our indifference to climate change

Our strategies for survival have defined us as heroic survivors, not responsible custodians

Understanding our indifference to climate changePurchase this PREMIUM content for your publication or website. Contact RayQUATHIASKI COVE, BC, Jan 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - On April 28, 1770, the Endeavour sailed confidently into the deep and spacious waters of what came to be known as Botany Bay on the south-east coast of Australia. Under sail and close to the headlands,…

Flawed climate models lead to costly public policy

Governments advised to wait 2 to 4 years before deciding on new climate policy

Flawed climate models lead to costly public policyCALGARY, AB, Jun 12, 2014/ Troy Media/ - During a presentation in Calgary recently, economist Ross McKitrick told his audience that we should be more concerned about the flaws inherent in climate models than the current 16-plus year pause in global warming. McKitrick pointed out that historically computer models had had some parity with recorded…

The corruption of science

The National Climate Assessment report is agenda-driven nonsense

The corruption of scienceEDMONTON, AB, May 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Earlier this week the U.S. released what it calls The National Climate Assessment (NCA). This documents purports to be a comprehensive, arms-length, scientifically-based analysis of the evidence with respect to the impact of climate change in the U.S. It suggested, with a high degree of confidence, the…

Global warming aggravating your allergies

Clear evidence pollen season is lengthening and total pollen is increasing because of fossil fuels

Global warming aggravating your allergiesVANCOUVER, BC, May 7, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Spring is a time of rebirth: blossoms and greenery emerge as cold and snow give way to warmer temperatures and longer days. It can also kick off a season of sneezing, headaches and itchy, watery eyes. Like a growing number of people, I’m allergic to tree pollen.…

Carbon dioxide has little effect on global temperatures

Earth Day simply a rant the liberal elite uses to berate us

Carbon dioxide has little effect on global temperaturesEDMONTON, AB, Apr 23, 2014/ Troy Media/ - On earth day, we are supposed to think that the planet is in peril and that somehow humans are the cause of this peril. But that is not the case. According to hundreds of peer reviewed studies examined by the Non Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in…

Political will needed to avoid the worst of climate change

Doing nothing is not an option

Political will needed to avoid the worst of climate changeVANCOUVER, BC, Apr 23, 2014/ Troy Media/ - It’s fitting that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was released during Earth Month. After all, the third chapter of its Fifth Assessment focuses on ways to keep our planet healthy and livable by warding off extreme climatic shifts and weather events caused by escalating…

Alberta bracing for more flooding

With snow levels as least as high as last year, even the government is anxious

Alberta bracing for more floodingCALGARY, AB, Apr 14, 2014/ Troy Media/ - It's springtime in Alberta, and the air is full of angst. It's been a long winter, with sub-zero temperatures persisting well into April. Now that the ice and snow are finally beginning to melt, thoughts are returning to last spring's floods in Calgary and the terrible destruction…

Environmentalist admits environmentalism a failure

Climate change cannot be stopped

Environmentalist admits environmentalism a failureQUATHIASKI COVE, BC, Jan 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Failure is difficult to accept, particularly for those who are committed to a cause so obvious and important. But failure is the reluctant conclusion reached by a small group of dedicated environmentalists in the United Kingdom who, for years, have been active in innumerable local, national…

Documentary exposes the effects of climate change in Atlantic Canada

Delaying further action to curb fossil fuels getting us into deeper trouble

Documentary exposes the effects of climate change in Atlantic CanadaVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 15, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Ian Mauro, an environmental and social scientist at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, recently toured Atlantic Canada, interviewing fishermen, hunters, farmers, businessmen, First Nations and local politicians about climate change. The result is a powerful film, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada, with people from different walks…

The baffling response to Arctic climate change

The baffling response to Arctic climate changeJanuary 30, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 30, 2013/ Troy Media/ - The Arctic may seem like a distant place, just as the most extreme consequences of our wasteful use of fossil fuels may appear to be in some distant future. Both are closer than most of us realize. The Arctic is a focal point for…