Author Archives: Neil Dawe

The scientists’ dilemma

ebates between mainstream scientists and silver-tongued opponents cannot be won by the side of truth no matter how obvious the fallacies may be to an expert.—Steven Sherwood, Director of Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia The scientists’ dilemma nvironmental scientists … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada Borrowing and Inflation

e have added a new page that discusses government borrowing from the Bank of Canada and the myth that this would cause inflation. You can find the essay here.

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2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Public consultation has just ended for the government’s draft 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. The draft’s “vision for a sustainable Canada includes a strong and growing economy, healthy ecosystems that are protected from pollution and … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Conundrum

The Sustainability Conundrum Richard Hampton Qualicum Institute Note: This was first published on the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere blog Science is telling us that our world is in trouble. We have too many people consuming too much … Continue reading

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The Qualicum Institute is no longer giving presentations

Since the QI’s inception, we’ve given many presentations to a wide range of audiences, spanning local governments and university and college classes, to political parties, rate payers associations and environmental organizations. The QI directors thank those who have invited us; … Continue reading

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Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences – The Washington Post

Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences – The Washington Post.

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This Changes Everything

Recommended reading This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein is not just one more of many books on environmental issues. It is a remarkable narrative that tells us an all-encompassing story of how humans have created a crisis that threatens their … Continue reading

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This Is The Dystopian World We Are Leaving For Today’s Teenagers | ThinkProgress

“The good news is that we can take action that reduces the rate of climate change and promotes economic growth, ultimately stopping our journey down this dangerous path”—World Bank This statement is unlikely to be true as scientific studies have … Continue reading

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What 35,000 Walruses Forced to the Beach Tell Us About Global Warming | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

What 35,000 Walruses Tell Us About Global Warming acific walruses, who live in the Bering Sea during winter, require floating sea ice to meet their survival needs, using them for rest in between journeys to forage for food, such as … Continue reading

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Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

The global predicament e used to live on a planet that was relatively empty of humans; today it is full to overflowing, with more people consuming more resources. We would need one and a half Earths to sustain the existing … Continue reading

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