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    Working with nature can protect us from floods

    News of the devastating floods in Alberta hit Canadians hard. We’ve all been moved by extraordinary stories of first responders and neighbours stepping in to help and give selflessly at a time of great need. As people begin t...


    Why Story of Climate Change Fails to Capture Public's Interest

    Why story of climate change fails to capture public’s interest

    “Story is for a human as water is for a fish,” writes Jonathan Gottschall in his book, The Storytelling Animal. Indeed, this would seem to be so. For hundreds of thousands of years — probably for as long as we have been...



    We ignore scientists at our peril – climate change deniers out in full force

    It’s happening again. Research confirms agreement among most climate scientists that we are altering the Earth’s climate, mainly by burning fossil fuels. And industrial interests, backed by climate change deniers, pull ou...


    An Exercise in Futility- Carbon Dioxide Reaches Alarming Levels Amid BC Election Shocker

    Exercise in futility: Carbon dioxide reaches alarming levels amid BC election shocker

    Two surprising, important and connected events took place in British Columbia in May, 2013. On Tuesday, May 14, the province’s citizens elected a majority Liberal government. Five days earlier, on Thursday, May 9, the con...



    Harper’s War on Science

    The story, by Joyce Nelson, is re-published from Watershed Sentinel. If Canadians knew the full extent of the Harper government’s  war on science, they would be clamouring for the reinstatement and full funding of dozens o...


    Harper Government Takes Muzzling Scientists to New Extreme

    Machiavelli would approve. So would Stalin, Mao Zedong, the ayatollahs of Iran, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Bashar al-Assad of Syria. George Orwell would proudly place the audacity of information control in the Ministry of Tr...



    10 Ways to See Earth's Temperature Rising

    10 ways to see Earth’s temperature rising

    The subject of global climate change is critically important, irresistibly fascinating and incredibly complex. The following are relevant slices of information on this amazing subject. 1. According to the science journal, Natu...


    In praise of Science and Reason

    I’ve never been a member of a political party, although I did consider joining the NDP earlier this year, just so I could vote for Nathan Cullen in the leadership contest. Now I’m considering joining the Liberals, just so I...