We’re sad to note that Andy Skuce has passed away. Planet3.0 is republishing his farewell blog posting in eulogy. [more]
There has been unexpected vehemence in response to Cook et al’s paper Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. Coauthor Andy Skuce finds that the vehemence of the rejection suggests something other than a measured scholarly critique. [more]
Andrew Weaver, the climate scientist turned Green Party politician, has raised hackles among environmental activists by lending support to a proposal to build a huge oil refinery near Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia. “Obviously as the Green Party [MLA], I’d prefer to keep it in the ground as much as possible and start to invest sooner than later into the low-carbon economy of tomorrow, but I’m pragmatic and I recognize at some point one may need to develop a compromise and a compromise solution is one that would actually give jobs in B.C.” [more]
Stephen Harper’s government does not want Canadians to talk about climate change when considering the environmental impact of new pipelines to move bitumen from Alberta to foreign markets. Buried in the provisions of the Omnibus Bill C-38, the Conservative government has placed clauses that restrict citizens’ rights to make submissions on climate change when testifying at environmental impact hearings, but they can do little to shut us up elsewhere. So let’s talk about it.
Are the bitumen deposits in NE Alberta the biggest carbon bomb on the planet or will their exploitation have hardly any effect on the climate? Will the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline accelerate development of the oil sands or will it make little difference? [more]