February 10, 2016 - The conservative wing of the American Supreme Court is not interested in combating climate change. Instead 5 justices have buried their heads in the sand in the name of non-science and nonsense.
February 9, 2016 - At the Paris climate talks greenhouse gas emissions from ships and airplanes were discussed but there was no final agreement on a cap.
December 24, 2015 - It is Christmas Eve and this morning I woke up to temperatures of 16 Celsius (61 Fahrenheit) here in Toronto. Although it is winter it certainly doesn't resemble it. Toronto's December is turning out to be one of the warmest if not the warmest on record. In fact all of fall has been pretty benign.
December 12, 2015 - They should have been more dramatic in releasing the text of the agreement by doing it at 12 noon local Paris time on the 12th day of the 12th month of the year. But they didn't.
December 4, 2015 - The first week of the global climate change meetings in Paris is coming to an end and the jury is out on whether we will get agreement on lowering greenhouse gas emissions among the close to 200 nations attending. They all know the answer. It's there before their eyes but no nation wants to lose any bit of its sovereignty through a binding global commitment to carbon reduction.
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.