Category Archives: General Politics

On Trump voters, climate change and lessons learned from the 2016 US election

Last week Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. This came as a surprise to a lot of the media and to those of us who live in our media bunkers on the West and East coasts but … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Climate Change, Climate Change Politics, General Politics, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

On tanker bans, oil spill response, coastal barges and government doing its job

For the last week my twitter feed has been filled with discussions about the grounding of the Nathan E Stewart and the ensuing diesel spill into the fragile ecosystem of Athlone Island. Now the activist community, never willing to let … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, General Politics, Pipelines, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

On forest fires climate activist aren’t just insensitive, they are also wrong

As anyone with any awareness of Canadian events knows, the City of Fort McMurray has undergone a complete evacuation because of an out-of-control wildfire. The news has kept me with one eye locked on my media feed as I have marveled … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Climate Change, Climate Change Politics, General Politics, Uncategorized | 68 Comments

The Leap Manifesto: Good Intentions Mixed with Bad Science

As regular readers of this blog know, I first encountered the Leap Manifesto when it was released in September of 2015. At the time I wrote a couple pieces. The first: A Chemist looks at the Leap Manifesto and finds … Continue reading

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A look at British Columbia’s energy picture in light of the Paris Agreement

In the last month or so, I have seen an upsurge of comments on my Twitter feed, and at the #bcpoli hashtag, from individuals who I can best describe as “politically active” and “partisans”. These tweets have centered on the … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Fossil Fuel Free Future, General Politics | 11 Comments

Thoughts on the new Liberal Government and the Environment

Like many interested observers, I was shocked at the size of the Liberal victory in our Canadian election. I was confident in a Liberal minority but had no clue that the Liberals would end up with a majority. From an … Continue reading

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More on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Environment

As many of my blog readers know, I have a regular blog at the Huffington Post Canada. On that blog I post shorter versions/updates of my A Chemist in Langley posts and post “short takes” on recent issues in the … Continue reading

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Questions about the City of Vancouver May 27th Trans-Mountain Expansion Proposal Summary of Evidence

Yesterday my twitter feed was stuffed with multiple re-tweets of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Proposal (TMEP) Summary of Evidence (SoE) prepared for Vancouver City Council 27 May 2015 (ref). I was first directed to the document by Jeff Lee … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, General Politics, Risk, Trans Mountain, Uncategorized | 6 Comments