November 24, 2015 - When Costa Rica submitted its
November 14, 2015 - Paris and all of France today is in mourning over the attacks that murdered more than 120 of its citizens yesterday. And in just over two weeks the city will have to once again gain its balance as host of COP 21, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change Earth Summit.
November 12, 2015 - Saudi Arabia today submitted its carbon emission reduction pledge to the United Nations in advance of the climate summit in Paris. The Saudis were the last G20 country to submit. They are the world's 14th largest carbon emitter. What they promised was to mitigate 130 million tons of CO2 by 2030.
November 7, 2015 - It took seven years of political maneuvering, but the current application to build a pipeline from Canada's oil sands production facilities to Gulf Coast refineries in the United States, has been rejected by the current administration. That's not to say a future application to build similar pipeline infrastructure will meet the same fate.
November 6, 2015 - Almost three weeks ago Canada held a federal election with the results ending Stephen Harper's prime minister-ship. You may recall from some of my previous postings here that Mr. Harper viewed climate change through a lens clouded with output from the oil sands of Western Canada.
November 3, 2015 - When China decided to implement a one-child per family policy in 1979 it was seen by some as the first serious attempt by a government to stop runaway global population growth (see picture below). At the time China contained 20% of the world's people.
October 30, 2015 - "Sustainable development" is the byword phrase of those seeking a way forward for the world economy in light of the need to reduce our global carbon footprint to combat climate change. One definition defines the term as "economic development conducted without depletion of natural resources." The United Nations defines it differently.
October 23, 2015 - Why are places like the Maldive Islands requesting that COP21 in Paris set a 1.5 Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) cap as a global warming target?