Dissent the cornerstone of the scientific process

Attempting to prevent others from advocating a view contrary to your own is contrary to the scientific process

Dissent the cornerstone of the scientific processDownload this column on scientific process Terms and Conditions of use DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dec. 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The climate change debate has become so polarizing that legitimate dissenting science is being buried. For many people, climate change is a defining issue of our time. But for others, the idea that man-made greenhouse gases…

COP21 is irrelevant and should be cancelled

The real action on how we will live, eat and travel taking place during free trade negotiations

COP21 is irrelevant and should be cancelledDownload this column on COP21 for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The final stages of preparation for COP 21, the Paris climate change talks, are still underway, but all is not well in the world of the national climate change management…

COP21 is all about the future of capitalism

What exactly is the problem COP21 delegates are trying to solve?

COP21 is all about the future of capitalismDownload this column on COP21 for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8C (1.4F)…

Look to local solutions to climate change

Stop seeking global agreements and develop regional and local strategies to adapt to the climate change

Look to local solutions to climate changeDownload this column on climate change for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct. 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In 1996, the European Council of Environment Ministers determined, simply as a basis for political action, that a rise of average surface temperatures above 2C would be more than the…

A lament for Canadian politics

Making sense of the world and seeing what needs to be changed is no longer the essence of politics in Canada

A lament for Canadian politicsDownload this column on Canadian politics for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It is supposed to be the easiest thing in the world. You enter the polling booth, make a mark with a pencil and then, a few hours later,…

Effective innovation starts with reliable measures

If Alberta is serious about diversifying its economy, it needs to rethink how it measure innovative activity

Effective innovation starts with reliable measuresDownload this column on innovation for your publication or website. FREE trial Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct. 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It is not news that Alberta is seeking to diversify its economy. It has been seeking to do so for some time, and with some success. It has embraced the…

Alberta needs to nurture its economic gazelles

Stop talking about diversification and start talking about broadening the economic base

Alberta needs to nurture its economic gazellesDownload this column on Alberta for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB July 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A colleague suggested to me recently that Alberta should stop talking about diversifying its economy. Instead, he said, we should talk about broadening the economic base. He is right. Of course,…

Social enterprises and the rise of the new capitalism

Social enterprises think through the social, environmental and personal impacts of everything they do

Social enterprises and the rise of the new capitalismSocial enterprises and the rise of the new capitalism FREE to subscribers EDMONTON, AB, Apr 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Companies are changing. They are coming to recognize that the future requires them to develop a different business model – one that focuses on multiple bottom lines, not just profit. Companies which relentlessly focus on…

The sad state of universities

Universities are losing their focus and character in the name of compliance, correctness and cash

The sad state of universitiesThe sad state of universities FREE to subscribers EDMONTON, AB, Apr 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There is a quiet but important scandal brewing in our universities. The symptoms of this scandal burst out occasionally, most recently at the University of Western Ontario, where the symptom is the $1 million a year compensation package paid to…
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